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LIFE+ Celebration Concert

The LIFE+ Celebration Concert has been the sister event of Life Ball since 2012 and marks the brilliant beginning of the Life Ball Week. National and international stars of the opera and theater world come together on the stage of Vienna’s Burgtheater for this event. With their unique performances, they send the clear message that we can only defeat HIV/AIDS if we stand together. The next LIFE+ Celebraton Concert will take place on 1st May 2018.

Life+ Celebration Concert - Recognize The Danger 2017

Home is Where No One Has Ever Been

For the seventh time, the elegant LIFE+ CELEBRATION CONCERT on June 1, 2018 will kick off the Life Ball weekend. With the tenors Jonas Kaufmann, Andreas Schager, the mezzo-soprano Elena Maximova, and the sopranos Hila Fahim and Kristin Lewis using their talent to serve this good cause, international opera stars will raise their voices for those impacted by and living with HIV/AIDS. They will be accompanied by the Wiener KammerOrchester under Azis Adikovic and the Philharmonia Chorus under Walter Zeh.

The LIFE+ CELEBRATION CONCERT 2018 is all about the shimmering term of „Home“ and addressing questions like: What is home? A place, faith, a feeling, a memory? Or is it the people and the customs? The theme will be present throughout the opera performances and short readings of the Austrian literature canon – read by acting stars like Markus Meyer and Sunnyi Melles, as well as a solo performance by violin virtuoso Lidia Baich.

In rememberance on 80 years since the Annexation of Austria and this dark period of human history, artist Ute Lemper will sing Songs for Eternity, Yiddish songs written in the ghettos and concentration camps.

Home is Where No One Has Ever Been, this is the subtitle of this years concert. The Viennese artist and pioneer of Fantastic Realism, Arik Brauer, implemented the theme artistically. His poster shows that home does not have to be a place but can be so much more.

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Tickets for Donor Boxes for the star-studded concert

are available now!

Donor boxes for € 1.900, – include seats for 4 people (parterre or mezzanine) at the concert as well as attendence at the Welcome Cocktail and the general rehearsal for the 25th Life Ball. Tickets for Donor Boxes for the star-studded concert are available now through the Life Ball Office at or +43 1 595 5600-14.

The donation share is tax deductible.

Regular tickets will be available starting April 20, 2018 via the official ticket partner of Life Ball, WIEN TICKET. Go to webshop: WWW.WIEN-TICKET.AT

Tickets are also available starting April 20, 2018 via CULTURALL.

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LIFE + considers itself responsible to continuously promotes awareness and public consciousness about the AIDS epidemic. Through Life Ball and our additional, yearly activities, LIFE+ works to raise funds to help those impacted by and living with HIV/AIDS and reduce stigma and discrimination.


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