King Charles Makes Surprise Appearance During Antonio Pappano Gala

By Francisco Salazar

During the Royal Opera House’s gala celebrating Sir Antonio Pappano’s tenure on May 16, His Majesty King Charles III made a surprise appearance.

Following the performance, King Charles III went on stage and received a standing ovation.

In a statement, Antonio Pappano said: “It was a huge honour to welcome His Majesty to this wonderful evening, alongside the remarkable Orchestra, Chorus and an unrivaled ensemble cast of dear friends and long-time collaborators.”

The gala featured many leading singers including Diana Damrau, Ermonela Jaho, Lisette Oropesa, Sondra Radvanovsky, Nadine Sierra, Aigul Akhmetshina, Xabier Anduaga, Freddie De Tommaso, Jonas Kaufmann, Carlos Álvarez, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Huw Montague Rendall, Gerald Finley, Bryn Terfel, and Insung Sima.