Virus hits Hamburg’s new hall

Amid the opening jubilations, the Elbphilharmonie suffered two last-minute cancellations.

The Swedish soprano Camilla Tilling phoned in sick for Beethoven’s Ninth, and the composer Wolfgang Rihm who wrote a consecration piece was unable to hear it due to illness.

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller flew in from Mannheim just in time to fill out the Beethoven quartet.

The hall had previously lost Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros for opening night.

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