The foundation was founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in 1999 and in order to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Göteborg Opera has organised this gala, which will be attended by the Royal Family. Other artists such as Peter Jöback, German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter and mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus will participate in the gala as well.
World Childhood Foundation’s work is aimed at the most marginalised children. “The goal is to promote the right of every child to its childhood and to work for better living conditions for children in danger. We must fight against the extreme material, social and emotional poverty in which they livea,” writes H.M. Queen Silvia on the foundation’s homepage. Currently the foundation supports more than 100 projects in 14 countries.
All revenue from the gala will be donated to World Childhood Foundation.