Coronavirus rules: A healthy Thomas Hampson is sent home from Israelmain
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has just informed ticket-holders that the US baritone Thomas Hampson has been put on a plane back to Switzerland ‘under guidelines from the Ministry of Health’.
The Schubert songs that he was to have sung tonight have been replaced by Mozart’s Hafner Symphony.
Hampson with IPO principal viola and guest conductor Osmo Vänskä
UPDATE: We’ve had a call from Tom Hampson to say he’s completely well. He just got caught in a new tranche of Coronavirus rules.