Ever dreamed about waltzing at one of Vienna's many famous balls? You can do that also in New York!
The ball was founded in 1955 by Austrians immigrating to the United States. Since then this annual white tie charity gala is considered the most prestigious Viennese Opera Ball outside of Vienna. Amongst the guests are diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals. The purpose of this night is to connect present day New York City with 19th Century Vienna, people of various backgrounds, continents and generations and to bring traditional Austrian glamour to the city that never sleeps.
To perfect the illusion of being in Vienna for one night, each year the event brings you performances by opera singers and ballet dancers, a horse-drawn carriage on Waldorf Astoria’s fourth-floor Grand Ballroom, the West Point color guard and a ball orchestra from Vienna. This time the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna will lead through the night and the artistic director, Daniel Serafin has planned many musical surprises and secured performances of Metropolitan Opera Stars.
The Viennese Opera Ball supports charitable projects connected to the communities in New York and Vienna. The proceeds of the 62nd edition will benefit a special project, Leonard Bernstein — A New Yorker in Vienna of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with the U.S. Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna.
In 2017 a record number of over 700 guests are expected to attend and to watch 16 debutantes and their white-tie clad escorts.
For more information and to purchase tickets: http://vienneseoperaball.us/
- Last modified
- December 19, 2016