Opera Gala Bonn 2016
Director: Bernhard Fleischer
Live-Stream for: dw.com/concerthour
Streaming date: May – July 2016
16:9 shot in 1080i HD | 5.1 surround sound
© 2016, a BFMI production for Deutsche Welle TV
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