Covid case forces Paris Opera Orchestra to suspend tour

A musician was tested positive within the musical formation, Friday, November 19. An evening planned in Barcelona is postponed.

Only a few days after the start of the tour of the Orchester de l’Opéra de Paris, newly conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, across Europe, it was suspended. In question, one of the members of the team tested positive for Covid-19. This is why, following a first evening on Friday 19 November at the Halle aux Grains in Toulouse, the Paris Opera has decided to postpone the next concert which was to be held at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona for two more days. late.

In a statement posted on social networks on November 19, the spokesperson for the Orchestra assured that the Toulouse concert, conducted by maestro Gustavo Dudamel, had been able to be maintained “thanks to the assistance of musicians from the Orchester national du Capitole.“Also announcing that”the Opéra national de Paris will meet the public in Barcelona soon”, However, without specifying a date.

This concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, was dedicated to the Symphony No. 31 in D major “Paris”, K. 297 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, la Fantastic Symphony, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz and theAlborada del gracious by Maurice Ravel. The evening is part of an exchange between the two institutions: on January 9, the Liceu Orchestra, conducted by Josep Pons, will perform on the stage of the Opéra Bastille. The latter is, for the moment, maintained.

It is not the first orchestra to have to postpone some of its performances. At the beginning of November, the Munich Opera was forced to cancel two concerts, five performances and all rehearsals in order to stop the contamination of its staff. Indeed, several cases of covid had been identified and the measures had been extended until November 18.


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