Celebrating and doing good
Since the first opera ball in 2006 the charity donation campaign has been a key component of the SemperOperaball. In 2016 Hans Joachim Frey, Overall Artistic Director and First Chairman of SemperOpernball e.V., once again realized the tombola with the German Red Cross, the ball’s then charity partner. German Red Cross President Dr. Rudolf Seiters as well as Red Cross ambassador Jette Joop supported the appeal and the evening resulted in a grand total of 22,110.87 €. Furthermore fashion designer Joop auctioned off the dress she was wearing at the ball, which she had designed herself, to the benefit of the Red Cross’ Aid for refugees. The one-of-a-kind dress was sold on the charity platform “UNITED CHARITY” for 3,500 €. The offer included a handbag and the dress was fitted for the lady receiving it.