Daniel Barenboim, the ill conductor and pianist of the Berlin State Opera, is expected to return to the Unter den Linden soon. On April 13, the 79-year-old had to cancel a concert in Berlin because of acute circulatory problems, and he has been receiving medical treatment ever since.

A rare inflammatory disease of the arteries was diagnosed at the Charité. According to the doctors, the therapy is working well. “A full recovery” is expected within the next few weeks. In the medium term he will be able to pursue his musical work again “with the usual strength”. Thomas Guggeis will step in as conductor for the series of performances of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”, which Daniel Barenboim wanted to conduct at the State Opera from Whit Monday. tsp