A prestigious award The medal of St. George

Only truly outstanding people can join the ranks of those who have already been awarded the medal at the Semper Opera Ball.

Fürst Albert II von Monaco, das Oberhaupt von Monaco, erhält den Orden des 14. SemperOpernballs. Laudatorin ist Ursula von der Leyen, die Bundesministerin der Verteidigung.
Bildrechte: SemperOpernball e.V. / Ben Gierig
SemperOpernball Orden
Bildrechte: Semper Opernball e.V.

The medal of St. George awarded at the Semper Opera Ball was originally the Saxon medal of honour. It represents both an award and a symbol. It is awarded at the Semper Opera Ball to those who have, like St. George, been a force for good in the world, despite all opposition – those who "swim against the current". "Adverso Flumine" – the inscription on the precious medal is also the selection criteria for the recipient: Only truly outstanding people can join the ranks of those who have already been awarded the medal at the Semper Opera Ball.

The medal itself is donated by Leicht Jewellery, a renowned jeweller with branches across Germany. The design was inspired by one of the most beautiful pieces from the world-famous Grünes Gewölbe museum – St. George on horseback. It has been a symbol of the triumph of good against evil since the Middle Ages. The medal is painstakingly handcrafted in the jeweller's studio in Pforzheim - known as the "city of gold" - from solid white and yellow gold (75%/18 carat) and contains rubies and diamonds.

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