The Downton Abbey star informed followers it is “out with the stress and in with the Strauss”, however filmed his contribution to the live performance from Goodwood Home in England on account of Covid-19 journey restrictions.
The pandemic additionally means the live performance will probably be dramatically completely different from earlier years, with no stay viewers for the primary time in its historical past.
Explaining why they’d determined to go forward with the present regardless of the pandemic, conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti mentioned: “We can not abolish music, even in a pandemic. We have to have hope.”
He mused: “With out music the day could be like a grave, could be the worst signal, a damaging signal, for your entire world.”
With the intention to keep viewers involvement within the present, organisers have inspired followers to ship in video clips of themselves applauding, which will probably be performed after performances throughout the live performance.
The New 12 months’s Day present will probably be broadcast and live-streamed in additional than 90 international locations all over the world. To seek out out the place you’ll be able to watch it from the place you might be, go to: https://happyend.wien.data/en-gb/newyearsconcert.