Europäische Kulturpreis­gala

Special Programme

20 October 2019
19:00 - 21:00
No intermission
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Cast | 20.10.2019

Mit Simone Young
Nina Stemme
René Pape
Thomas Hampson
Alma Deutscher
Daniel Hope
Ina Regen


The European Culture Prize is one of Europe’s most coveted awards. After the Church of Our Lady in Dresden and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, in 2019 the award ceremony will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Wiener Staatsoper opera house. Apart from the orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper, the stars of the evening will include KS Plácido Domingo, KS Nina Stemme, Olga Peretyatko, KS René Pape, Conductor Simone Young and the violinist Daniel Hope.

Among those receiving this prestigious prize will be the Wiener Staatsoper, the American composer and benefactor Gordon Getty, the designer Vivienne Westwood, as well as the R20 AUSTRIAN WORLD SUMMIT, an environmental initiative co-founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 2019 Newcomer Award will go to the young composer Alma Deutscher.

Moderators: Barbara Rett

Tickets from € 650.- / € 550.- / € 180.- / € 140.- / € 95.- / € 75.- / € 55.- / € 25.- available at the Vienna State Opera ticket office at Operngasse 2, 1010 Vienna, or by fax to (+43/1) 51444/2969, or by email to

Categories 1 and 2 include a gala dinner in the Wiener Staatsoper after the award ceremony.