Is good cheer an effective weapon against a worldwide epidemic? Indeed: operatic melodies can reduce inhibitions - including those about contributing to a cause - as was demonstrated at this gala event in Bonn.
The 5th Opera Gala raised funds for the German Aids Foundation in Bonn. It featured international opera stars who have blocked the day in their datebooks and performed at the gala free of charge, including the Italian tenor Roberto DeBiasio and German soprano Simone Kermes.
Furthermore, the cast included the tenor Andrea Carè, mezzo-sopranos Ingeborg Gillebo & Marina Prudenskaya, the sopranos Robin Johannsen, Julia Novikova & Chiara Skerath as well as the baritone Davide Luciano. They performed works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gaetano Donizetti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioacchino Rossini, Johann Strauß and Giuseppe Verdi.
Bonn Theatre Chorus
Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Stefan Blunier, conductor