Ladies and Gentlemen!
We are celebrating our 15-year jubilee. 15 years is a long time. In 2004 we started the festival from scratch. We kicked off the first day with the concert of José Cura and Zoltán Kocsis in Veszprém Castle. A giant storm struck the castle, the Bakonyalja region and the Balaton-uplands. We saw the lightning, heard the thunder, but could only feel the waft of the storm. It was luck, or perhaps fate, but our blossoming festival was saved from the whims of the weather. Now in our 15 th year, we will celebrate a little, and reminisce some more. Our greatest opera singers will return for one night: José Cura, Erika Miklósa, Andrea Rost and Ramón Vargas on one stage. Our “usual” parade of stars, prominent figures of world music, soul and blues will line up beside them.
Our slogan has not changed over 15 years: “Let’s meet in Veszprém”.