GA competition

Win tickets to sold-out opera gala in Bonn

Als Solist dabei: Der Ungar Tamás Pálfalvi gilt als besonders innovativer Trompeter

The Hungarian trumpet player Tamás Pálfalvi is among the artists coming to Bonn for the opera gala.

Bonn. The German AIDS Foundation and the General-Anzeiger are giving away six premium opera tickets to some lucky winners - on April 28, international top artists will be performing in Bonn.

The German AIDS Foundation and the General-Anzeiger are giving away six premium opera tickets to some lucky winners - on April 28, international top artists will be performing in Bonn.

If you have no ticket to the 7th Opera Gala in aid of the German AIDS Foundation yet, you won’t be able to get any now - the event is completely sold out. But here’s one last hope for opera fans: As a cooperation partner the General-Anzeiger is giving away 3 x2 premium tickets for this splendid event at the Opera House.

The lucky winners can not only expect very good seats but also a gala dinner together with the artists after the event - on stage. The ticket competition is sponsored by Volkswagen - main partner of the gala beside the Sparkasse Cologne-Bonn. „The social commitment has a high priority for Volkswagen“, says Benita von Matlzahn, Volkswagen’s Director Global Corporate Citizenship. „People who are HIV positive or suffering from AIDS need encouragement with their development and their future. Society can help them with respect and support, and this is exactly why we need galas like this.“

The proceeds of the evening, organised by the Foundation, the Theater Bonn as well as Arndt and Helmut Andreas Hartwig, are going to affected people in the region, the HIV prevention project „Dream“ in Mozambique as well as a vaccination research program at the university clinic Essen.

For the Gala, the artistic head Award von Rohr has opened his address book once again and engaged voices who are at home on the big opera stages all over the world. These artists have agreed to perform in Bonn: Elena Bezgodkova (soprano), Anna Bonitatibus (mezzo-soprano), Heather Engebretson (soprano), Aude Extremo (mezzo-soprano), Kartal Karagedik (baritone), Ivan Magri (tenor), Andrea Mastroni (bass), Kristina Mkhitaryan (soprano), Alessandro Scotto Di Luzio (tenor) and the trumpet player Tamás Pálfalvi. Dirk Kaftan is conducting the Beethoven Orchestra.

TV science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar („Quarks & Co.“) will present the charity event, for which Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn has taken over the patronage. The General-Anzeiger will stream the music of the evening live at www.ga-bonn.de.

If you would like to win tickets to this deluxe event, please call 01379/88 68 11* or send a text message to with „GAB3“ to 1111*. Please remember to give your name and address. The hotline is open until Sunday evening at midnight. The winners will be informed.

*0,50 €/call from a German landline, mobile prices may vary.

(Original text: Andreas Baumann, Translation: Mareike Graepel)