The Night of Stars gala is a spectacular show to celebrate the best moments of the past season: the stage is graced by the greatest of the great, as well as the most promising young performers at the Erkel Theatre on 29 June from 7 p.m. The event is screened at St Stephen's Basilica in front of several thousand people in what is one of the summer's top free events. A collection is made by employees of Hungarian Interchurch Aid to assist disaster victims in Hungary. During the gala the recipients of the prestigious Chamber Singer, Etoile and Chamber Artist awards are announced.
The gala features the most popular premieres of the 2014/15 season of the Opera with excerpts from Cosí fan tutte, Nabucco, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Faust, Das Rheingold, Carmen and Aida. Pas de deux from the two great ballet premieres of the season, Manon and Swan Lake can also been seen. As a preview on the upcoming season, Sulamit's Aria from Goldmark's The Queen of Sheba is also part in the programme.
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Choir and the Honvéd Male Choir.
Conductor: Péter Halász
Host: Szilveszter Ókovács
Director: András Aczél