For more than twenty years the name Ildikó Raimondi has been inextricably linked with the Vienna State Opera. For the singer the dream of her childhood has come true. At that time she performed in children's operas in the Romanian city of Arad and took a poster of the Vienna State Opera as her guiding theme. She knew that one day she would sing there.
That seemed anything but realistic, because in Romania Ceausescu ruled and the borders were closed. And Ildikó Raimondi belonged to the less privileged Hungarian minority. Peter Schneeberger found out why they could still fulfil their dream. On a journey together with the singer to the places of her childhood he met relatives and companions.