The Viennese Opera Ball celebrates its comeback today

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Today the 65th edition of the Vienna Opera Ball takes place at the Vienna State Opera.
After the corona-related cancellations, the State Opera will once again become the most beautiful ballroom in the world today.

History After soirees and routes starting in 1877, the first “real” Opera Ball took place in 1935. There was a break due to war from 1940 to 1956, once in 1991 (Gulf War) and then twice because of Corona.

The guests

2023 are expected in the sold-out opera with 5,150 ball guests; each ticket costs 350 euros, including a new solidarity surcharge. This 10% surcharge is also available for gastronomy; it benefits “Austria helps Austria.”

The procedure

The ball guests may enter the opera today from 20.40 clock; the opening follows at 22 clocks and lasts about 50 minutes. This will be followed by the opening waltz “An der schönen blauen Donau”. Quadrilles will be danced at midnight, at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock. Officially, the ball ends at 5 am.

The opening

The 160 debutante couples will move in after a fanfare and the federal anthem to Frédéric Chopin’s “Polonaise in A major,” accompanied by 150 musicians conducted by Philippe Jordan.

Broadcast ORF 2 will broadcast live from 9.10 pm to 0.15 am, interrupted by ZIB 2

source: heute.at/picture:Bild von Michael Kleinsasser auf Pixabay

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