It was an exclusive evening for more the 2.000 guests from Politics, Economics, Culture and Media. The Initiators have been delighted that so many guests have followed their invitation to support the good cause: The amount of guests proves every year how important our fight against HIV and AIDS is, explains Dr. Alard von Rohr and Alfred Weiss complemented: We are happy about net receipts in the amount of 500.000 Euro.

Model Toni Garrn

Model Toni Garrn

Caro Daur white dress

Caro Daur

Conchita Wurst in Black and White

Conchita Wurst

Cosima Auermann black dress

Cosima Auermann

Evenings’ Highlight was the arwarding of the „World Without AIDS Award“ to H.R.H. Princess Mabel van Oranje and Michel Sidibé who have been awarded for their outstanding engagement in global fight against HIV and AIDS. With her Foundation “Girls Not Brides” Mabel van Oranje is fighting to end child marriage, since AIDS is the death cause no 1 among youngs girls (age 10 – 19) in Africa and no 2 in the world. UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé has the Vision that more and more Countries agree upon an action plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Singer and Moderator Max Raabe guided the audience very charming through the sophisticated program: Ivan Ayón Rivas, Sofia Fomina, Jorge de León, Ismael Jordi, Vitalij Kowaljow, Salome Jicia, Alisa Kolosova, Lisette Oropesa, Christoph Pohl, Golda Schultz and Alexander Vinogradov presented high-level operatic arias to an enthusiastic audience. The following aftershow party with the Chris Genteman Group as well as Beck To Back and Winnie Appel & Paa’pa provided for high spirits on the dancefloor. Following VIP’s could be seen on the red carpet: oni Garrn, Daniel Brühl, Natalia Avelon, Andreas Bourani, Franziska Knuppe, Caro Daur, Peter Maffay, Dunja Hayali, Michael Mronz, Dr. Hermann Bühlbecker, Sami und Lamiya Slimani, Frida Gold, Conchita, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Clemens Schick, Ulrich Meyer, Sarah Brandner and Jens Spahn The Festive Operagala is with its high level guestlist, the internationally well-known artists and the attractive evening programm a constant in the social life of the german capital and one of the most important charity events in favour of the German AIDS Foundation.

The gala has been presented by Audi: „It is a special honour for us to support the German AIDS Foundation and to be a partner in this fight against HIV and AIDS“, Martin Sander, Head of Sales Germany, explains the Engagement of the AUDI AG. Audi donated the initiators Alfred Weiss and Dr. Alard von Rohr despite several contributions in kind a cheque in the amount of 250.000 Euro.

 

Toni Garrn on the cover of First Class Magazine USA November 2017

Model Toni Garrn during the 24th Opera Gala Photo by Isa Foltin