Updates on Opera Companies & Orchestras Throughout U.S. & North America Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

***We will update this article as more cancellations are announced. A number of orchestras and opera houses have announced cancellations due to the coronavirus. The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it was canceling all performances at Symphony Hall from Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 28. Meanwhile, the Nashville Opera announced the cancellation of performances of its children’s opera, scheduled {…}

Pavol Breslik to Replace Jonas Kaufmann At the Grand Opening Concerts of the Elbphilharmonie

Jonas Kaufmann has cancelled his participation in the Grand Opening Concerts with the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg this January. The announcement was made via Twitter as the company announced that Kaufmann is still ill. Elbphilharmonie stated “@tenorkaufmann has withdrawn from his appearances at our Grand Opening concerts in January due to illness. We wish him a speedy recovery! However, it was announced {…}

Thomas Hampson Cancels Barcelona Concerts of Mahler’s ‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’

Thomas Hampson has cancelled his upcoming performances with the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. The Baritone was originally scheduled to perform Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” on Dec. 16, 17 and 18. Hampson announced the news on Twitter and stated,  “Very disappointed that I must cancel my upcoming concerts in Barcelona. I’m suffering from a viral tracheitis that makes singing impossible.” However, he noted {…}

Opera Stars React to Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s Announcement About His Future

With the announcement of Dmitri Hvorostovsky cancelling opera productions for the foreseeable future, opera stars reacted to the news. Among the stars that took to social media included Sondra Radvanovsky, Rolando Villazon, Piotr Beczala and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The Russian baritone announced earlier on Thursday that he would cancel opera productions. He stated, “It is with great sadness that I must {…}