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Boston Ballet cancels the rest of its spring season

Company plans to welcome back audiences in August with the rescheduled “Carmen.”

Boston Ballet's rEVOLUTION included Jerome Robbins's "Glass Pieces."
Boston Ballet's rEVOLUTION included Jerome Robbins's "Glass Pieces."Liza Voll/Boston Ballet

On Tuesday, Boston Ballet announced it would suspend the remaining performances of its spring season, amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “Swan Lake” and “Off The Charts,” both scheduled for May, will be rescheduled for future seasons.

The announcement follows the March postponement of “Carmen” to Aug. 20-30.

“We’ve always been so proud that our art provides joy and community, especially when life is challenging or uncertain,” read a statement from artistic director Mikko Nissinen and executive director Meredith “Max” Hodges. “So it is particularly painful that we must suspend the rest of Boston Ballet’s spring season in the interest of the health and safety of our community and in accordance with Governor Baker’s most recent order.”

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“As a non-profit organization employing hundreds of artistic and administrative staff, this is an especially challenging time for us,” the statement continued. “This suspension totals 75% of our spring season and Boston Ballet expects to lose well over $8 million as a result.”

Ticket holders will be hearing about their options shortly, which will include being able to convert their performance tickets into a tax-deductible donation.

Diti Kohli can be reached at diti.kohli@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ditikohli_.