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Bonn cancels the Beethoven Festival, the show continues for the Berlin Opera and Broadway

Bonn canceled the annual festival dedicated to Beethoven due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus, while the show continues for the Berlin Opera and Broadway, world agencies reported, quoted by BTA.

Organizers of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany, say a total of ten events scheduled for March 13th to 22nd have been canceled. The city was to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Beethoven’s monument in his hometown of Bonn (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

January 2020 The garden of Drachenburg Castle, near Bonn, with special lighting installations dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

January 2020 Graffiti by Ludwig van Beethoven in his hometown of Bonn, who is preparing to celebrate his 250th birthday (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

The festival organizers have decided to cancel the concerts instead of postponing them. All ticket holders will be reimbursed.

The International Fair of Art and Antiques in Maastricht, the Netherlands, closed prematurely – four days earlier, reported AFP. Such a thing has not happened in the 32-year history of the festival.

The organizers of the European Foundation for Fine Arts have decided to stop the event due to a case of infection with the virus of a participant in it.

The new coronavirus has reached Broadway, but shows on the New York theater stage continue, the Associated Press reported.

Schubert and Nederlander issued a joint statement saying that the productions planned for tonight would take place, although an employee who worked in two halls of the leading Broadway theater chains had tested positive for coronavirus.

January 2020 Graffiti dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven in his hometown of Bonn, who is preparing to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

January 2020 Green traffic light with the portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven in his hometown of Bonn, who is preparing to celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

January 2020 The garden of Drachenburg Castle, near Bonn, with special lighting installations dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven (Photo: Getty Images / Guliver Photos)

The quarantined employee worked part-time as a manager at the Booth Theater of the Schubert chain and as a security guard at the Brooks Atkinson Theater at Nederlander.

If they choose to skip today’s performances, ticket holders can use them for future performances.

The show will continue for the Berlin Opera, despite the measures against the coronavirus, DPA notes. Its director Matthias Schultz has announced that today’s production of “Carmen” will take place, but without an audience. Instead, opera fans will be able to watch the show stream for free. A similar version is being discussed for the staging of the opera Idomeneus on March 22.

The famous Berlin Philharmonic is also considering broadcasting its concerts live on the Internet.