(Credit: Karina Schwarz/DG)
The Berliner Philharmoniker has announced that the recital of mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča that was scheduled for Nov. 10 2020, had to be cancelled.
Per an official statement on the Berliner Philharmoniker’s website, the reason for the cancellation is the quarantine requirement when entering Germany from the risk areas. Germany’s official health regulatory body Robert Koch Institute evaluates the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis, and accordingly pronounces different areas as risk zones. The decision then serves as the basis for the quarantine requirement upon entering Germany.
The German government has stated that it will officially announce new quarantine rules on Oct. 15, 2020.
The Berliner Philharmoniker has announced that the new date for the recital will be May 6, 2021.
The mezzo-soprano is slated to go back onstage in the role of Amneris in a production of Verdi’s “Aida” at the Opéra National de Paris in February 2021.