“Unfortunately Esa-Pekka Salonen has tested positive for Covid, and regrets that he is unable to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance with Sir Bryn Terfel on Sunday.

“We are grateful to Alexander Soddy for stepping in at short notice. Soddy has conducted at opera houses around Europe, at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, and in Tokyo. He made his Royal Opera House debut in 2022 in acclaimed productions of Salome and Tannhäuser. Read more about him here.”