Soňa Červená awarded the BHF´s Garnet Star

Prague 30/4/2014

The second winner of the Garnet Star for long-term enrichment of our national culture, awarded by the BOHEMIAN HERITAGE FUND to leading figures, was Soňa Červená, the famous opera singer and actress. The artist received the Garnet Star from Pavel Smutný, president of the endowment fund, and director Robert Wilson on Wednesday 30 April in the ceremonial rooms of Česká Spořitelna, only a few minutes after the resounding ovation for the performance of 1914 at the Estates Theatre. The ceremony included the presentation of the Artis Bohemiae Amicis (Friends of Czech Art) medal by Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture, to Robert Wilson, director of the 1914 performance. The prestigious Bohemian Heritage Fund Garnet Star Award consists of a diploma and an original jewel in the shape of a medal, adorned with a structure creating a star and a Czech garnet in the middle, with the inscription PER ARTIS AD ASTRA - SOŇA ČERVENÁ - BOHEMIAN HERITAGE FUND. The first Garnet Star was awarded in 2013 to Zuzana Růžičková, the world-famous harpsichordist.