April 1st, 2020
The dire COVID-19 situation has left us at a global crisis, resulting in halting life to a complete stop, including the arts. Music institutions and venues around the world have gone dark. For Lucas, this meant the cancellation of two productions with The Dallas Opera: his debut as Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlo and his signature role, Figaro in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Lucas said:
A sound and reasonable decision made by The Dallas Opera, the community’s health and safety are of the utmost importance. Rodrigo was—and still is—, a dream role for me but it will happen another day.