The annual opera gala is a veritable festival of voices. The Semperoper Foundation honours not only outstanding artists but also talented young performers and ensembles of international renown who belong to or are closely associated with the Semperoper Dresden. The Foundation is firmly committed to promoting artistic excellence and diversity. With its commitment to the artistic work of the opera house, the Foundation contributes greatly to securing the Semperoper’s global reputation. This festive gala concert is hosted by the world-famous baritone Thomas Hampson, who, together with the other performers and the Staatskapelle Dresden, will create a musical evening to remember. Last year the bass Georg Zeppenfeld received the Foundation Prize and the young soprano Tuuli Takala was awarded the very first Curt Tauch Prize.