The “66. Vienna Opera Ball” on February 08, 2024, once again turns the State Opera into the most famous and elegant ballroom in the world.
The Ball of balls
Among the approx. 450 ball events, the Vienna opera ball is most recognized by numerous stars visiting the ball from all over the world and the huge media interest. However, it requires a lot of organization from the over 500 people involved during the reconstruction phase, after all, the seating must be dismantled, the dance floor and stage boxes must be build and many other things needs to rebuilt before the red carpet can welcome the numerous local and international ball guests.
The ball of artists and cultural creators is an event that attracts attention worldwide. The entrance ceremony of the young ladies and gentlemen Committee is annually one of the highlights of the Opera Ball. 150 debutant couples open the ball under the leadership of the Upper Austrian dance school Santner.
The debutantes wear the “Tiara” by the Austrian company Swarovski, designed by Swarovski’s Creative Director Giovanna Engelbert. The coveted headdress has been an integral part of the opening of the Vienna Opera Ball since 1956, and each debutante will receive the high-quality tiara as a present from Swarovski. The ball begins after the entrance of the Austrian Federal President in his lodge. After the famous words “Alles Walzer” the floor is finally opened for the dance enthusiasts ball visitors.
Fledermaus and Orpheus Quadrillen
The Fledermaus- und Orpheus-Quadrille is an integral part of the ball at midnight. In this form of the quadrille every dancing step is announced during the dance. The quadrille will be repeated after midnight at 02:00am and at 04:00am in the morning. Around 06:00am in the morning, the work begins again with the cleaning and dismantling, so that the Viennese state opera can resume the accustomed operation.
From the Hotel Zipser you can reach the State Opera in a few minutes by public transport.
- When: February 08, 2024, Admission from 08:40pm
- Where: Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna
- Web: Vienna Opera Ball
Pictures: @ WienTourismus – Peter Rigaud