…”The Gala, with the State Opera’s orchestra and soloists, under the baton of Hendrik Vestmann, were the first highlight of the evening and spread great excitement amongst audience members. Out of the many excellent performances Paulo Ferreira’s interpretation of “Nessun Dorma” stood out. How often does one hear this famous aria taken from Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot sung so intensively and so radiantly? It was worth coming to the Operaball even just to hear this one hour concert.”…in nwzonline by Christoph Kiefer, 16.01.2017