Shakespeare Ball with Plácido Domingo
Posted by Ágnes Taraszovics · Oct 13, 2015

Hungarian State Opera organizes its charity carnival again next year, this time in the spirit of Shakespeare and with the participation of the greatest living opera star.

The Hungarian State Opera revived its ballroom traditions in 2014, and how well they did! After last year's Faust ball, the theme of this year’s charity ball is Shakespeare and his era on 6 February 2016. The evening's guests of honor are the internationally known and respected figures of the art- and commercial sector, but the biggest name is admittedly Plácido Domingo, who will sing in the Hungarian State Opera for the first time.

The appearance of the famous Spanish artist has a special significance, because in the person of Domingo, the greatest figure of today’s opera life will arrive. As Director General Szilveszter Ókovács highlighted: “Just like Shakespeare, Plácido Domingo is also a universal man, a renaissance artist. It took years to get the Maestro for this cause, and with him the newly formed ball of the Opera, a night of integrated arts has gained a solid foundation. In the future the international opera scene will identify the Hungarian State Opera with its thematic seasons, and its carnival nights. It is for this reason that such artists will support the charity cause whose names are equal to the highest quality of standards.”

The event offering musical programs, concerts and Renaissance games is organized in the spirit of the Renaissance in connection with the Opera’s Shakespeare Season. And, of course, it wouldn’t be a charity event, if the revenue didn’t gather for noble purpose: the aim of this ball is to help the National Ambulance Service to purchase a new ambulance car. We think it is worth paying the 50,000 - 200,000 HUF ticket price.

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