"A Dream of Pleasure and Joy" - a quote from Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" - sets the scene for a star-studded Gala Concert on 14 February, offering an exciting glimpse into the 2018 International May Festival. Intendant Uwe Eric Laufenberg will present the exciting programme, while GMD Patrick Lange conducts the Hessian State Orchestra. The international cast includes Adina Aaron, Stefano La Colla, Thomas Blondelle, Christopher Bolduc, Sabina Cvilak, Olesya Golovneva, Ioan Hotea, Aleksei Isaev, Katharina Konradi, Ryan McKinny, Lance Ryan and Gloria Rehm. The programme includes works by Verdi, Wagner, Puccini and Strauss.
If you would like to join the auspicious circle of supporters of the International May Festival, you can also partake in an exclusive dinner taking place after the concert (starting at ca. 21:00). Dinner will be served on the stage of the Grosses Haus and you can secure your seat by booking the "Gala Concert & Dinner" package here