The opening gala concert will be a festive celebration of the festival birthday and a showcase of important opera personalities. Famous opera overtures, arias, duets, trios as well as memories of the protagonists who have performed at the festival during its 30-year history. Three personalities will meet on stage to offer their congratulations – opera legend, baritone and conductor Plácido Domingo, who will return to Český Krumlov after 10 years. During the past years the Maestro has not slowed down. He is still an active singer and conductor and presented his 150th role on the opera scene last year. Outstanding opera singer soprano Adriana Kučerová and mezzosoprano Štěpánka Pučálková will perform alongside Maestro Domingo. This festive gala concert will be accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Eugene Kohn.
Plácido Domingo – baritone, Adriana Kučerová – soprano, Štěpánka Pučálková – mezzosoprano, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugene Kohn
Opera overtures, arias, duets, trios (G. Verdi, G. Puccini, G. Bizet, J. Massenet…)