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Vienna State Opera Ball (Wiener Opernball) 2017

Venue: Vienna State Opera

Opernring 2
1010 Wien
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Vienna State Opera Ball (Wiener Opernball) 2017
Thu 23 February 2017
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Composer/Organizer: Wiener Staatsoper Opernball 2016/2017

Vienna Opera Ball 2017 in the Vienna State Opera/Wiener Staatsoper - Austrian National Opera House


The Opera Ball 2017 will be held on 23.02.2017


The Vienna Opera Ball is under the
patronage of the President of the Republic
of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer.
Honorary Presidency:
Austrian Federal Government

Tickets for Boxes/Loge only by written request on: office@vienna-concert.com


Once a year, the Vienna State Opera is transformed into the most festive and most famous ballroom in the world - the Vienna Opera Ball. This unique festival is always the undisputed pinnacle of the ball season in Vienna, as is proven by its enormous international appeal. At the same time, the Vienna Opera Ball is also a ball for the artists; another detail that gives this evening its special flair.

Doors open: 8:30 pm, Ball begins: 10:00 pm

Women’s attire: large, long evening gown
Men's attire: tuxedo with tails

Frack - Smoking - Tuxedos Shops in Vienna:


to rent: http://www.lamberthofer.at/evening-wear/?lang=en

For eventual boxes availability please contact us on: office@vienna-concert.com

Phone: +4369911551139

Eintrittskarte - Entrance Ticket EUR 390,-
Side levels boxes ( 10. pax) EUR 18.500,- + 20% Vat & Service fees
Stage Boxes (Double boxes for 12. pax) EUR 18.500,- + 20% Vat & Service fees
Stage Boxes (Single box for 10. pax) EUR 10.200,- + 20% Vat & Service fees
Stage box table (10. pax) EUR 9.000,-   + 20% Vat & Service fees
Table for 6 Persons - ground floor EUR 1.540,-
Table for 4 Persons - ground floor EUR 1070,-
Table seat for 2 Persons - ground floor EUR 540,-
Table for 4 Persons - 6.th floor EUR 540,-
Table seat for 2 Persons - 6.th floor EUR 270,-

The boxes, table and spectator seats are to be taken separately to the entrances tickets. You should know that even from the table seats you do not see the opening ceremony of the ball. For that you need the so called "spectator tickets" which are emitted in a very limited number. In the price of the entrance ticket is a programm booklet included a bonus card for the casino tables


The annual Wiener Opernball takes place in the grand auditorium of the Vienna State Opera House on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday. This glamorous occasion, first inaugurated in 1854, has its roots in the dance evenings held in Vienna's aristocratic palaces during the late 18th century.

With its dazzling mix of ballet, polonaise and waltz, the Opera Ball is redolent of the grandeur of the Hapsburg Empire. It has become one of the biggest, most romantic middle-European society events of the year, attended by an eclectic array of aristocrats, bourgeoisie  and bohemians.

Boxes, tables and spectator tickets must be bought in addition to admission tickets. Admission is from 9pm; the opening ceremony begins at 10pm with the entrance of the City's debutantes and their partners. The best vantage spot is from a box as table views are limited (a table for two is approximately €180-€360). Spectator tickets are available from €85 per person for the gallery or €25 for a standing ticket.

Dancing opens with a formal polonaise, a showcase for Austrian high society, and socialising continues until 5am. Expect the romantic waltzes of Johann Strauss, Joseph Lanner and Carl Michael Ziehrer, as well as some swing and foxtrot. If formal dancing is beyond you, the Opera Ball Disco in the basement may be a better option.

Those with two left feet can simply enjoy the show, as a ballroom full of couples swirl to the romantic waltzes of Johann Strauss.

Program and Cast

Programme – Opening Ceremony to Vienna Opera Ball

Karl Rosner
Austrian National Anthem
Anthem of Europe
Ludwig van Beethoven

Fan-Polonaise, op. 525
Carl Michael Ziehrer
Entry of the Young Ladies’ and Young Gentlemen’s Dance Committee

Johann Strauss son
Choreography: RENATO ZANELLA
Pupils of the Vienna State Opera Ballet School
Wiener Staatsballett
Olga Esina, Nina Polakova, Maria Yakovleva, Denys Cherevychko, Kirill Kourlaev, Roman Lazik, Andreas Spörri

Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra

Johann Strauss son
Choreography: Albert Mirzoyan
Olga Esina, Vladmir Shishov
KREUZFIDEL. Polka française, op. 301
Johann Strauss son
Choreography: Albert Mirzoyan
Wiener Staatsballett
Nina Poláková, Roman Lazik, Liudmila Konovalova, Eno Peci, Irina Tsymbal, Denys Cherevychko
  Ouverture from LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
General Music Director Franz Welser-Möst
Wiener Staatsopernorchester
Giacomo Puccini
General Music Director Franz Welser-Möst
Valentina Naforniţă
Wiener Staatsopernorchester
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
General Music Director Franz Welser-Möst
Adam Plachetka
Wiener Staatsopernorchester
Franz Lehár
General Music Director Franz Welser-Möst
Valentina Naforniţă, Adam Plachetka
Wiener Staatsopernorchester
SO ÄNGSTLICH SIND WIR NICHT. Schnell-Polka, op. 413
Johann Strauss son
Choreography: Tanzschule Huber
Andreas Spörri
Performed by the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra
The Young Ladies‘ and Young Gentlemen‘s Committee
Opening waltz
On the beautiful blue Danube, op. 314
Johann Strauss son
Marc Minkowski
Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra

At midnight and at 4 a.m.
Johann Strauss son
At 2 a.m.
Johann Strauss son
The quadrilles will be danced in the ballroom at midnight, at 2 a.m. and at 4 a.m. respectively.
All guests are cordially invited to take part in the quadrilles when Roman E. Svabek announces
the traditional dance routine.
The costumes of the Wiener Staatsballet and the students of the Vienna State Opera Ballet
School were produced by ART for ART.

The Opera Ball, held at Vienna's magnificent State Opera House, is deemed the epitome of ball culture and a top-calibre social event, attracting celebrities from around the globe. This mega event is fully given over to waltzing bliss at a venue where usually opera stars make their big-time stage appearances. The 186 couples dancing the opening polonaise - ladies dressed in white and men in black - experience their "introduction to Viennese society". For others, it is an unforgettable evening at this imposing edifice on Vienna's Ringstrasse Boulevard.

Vienna State Opera

Public Transport

Subway lines: U1, U2, U4
Trams: 1, 2, D, J, 62, 65
Buses: 59A
Local Railway: Badner Bahn
Stops: Karlsplatz / Opera

Taxi stands are available nearby.



Parking is only € 6, - for eight hours!

The Wiener Staatsoper and the ÖPARK Kärntner Ring Garage on Mahlerstraße 8, under the “Ringstraßengalerien”, offer the patrons of the Vienna State Opera a new, reduced parking fee. You can park in the Kärntner Ring Garage for up to 8 hours and pay only a flat fee of € 6, -. Just validate your ticket at one of the discount machines inside the Wiener Staatsoper. The normal rate will be charged for parking time greater than 8 hours. The validation machines can be found at the following coat checks: Operngasse, Herbert von Karajan-Platz, and the right and left and balcony galleries.

Important: In order to get the discount, please draw a ticket and do not use your credit card when entering the garage!

After devaluing your ticket in the Wiener Staatsoper you can pay comfortably by credit card or cash at the vending machines.

The machines accept coins and bills up to 50.- Euro. Parking time longer than 8 hours will be charged at the normal rate.



The structure of the opera house was planned by the Viennese architect August Sicard von Sicardsburg, while the inside was designed by interior decorator Eduard van der Nüll. It was also impacted by other major artists such as Moritz von Schwind, who painted the frescoes in the foyer, and the famous "Zauberflöten" (“Magic Flute”) series of frescoes on the veranda. Neither of the architects survived to see the opening of ‘their’ opera house: the sensitive van der Nüll committed suicide, and his friend Sicardsburg died of a stroke soon afterwards.


On May 25, 1869, the opera house solemnly opened with Mozart's Don Giovanni in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth.
The popularity of the building grew under the artistic influence of the first directors: Franz von Dingelstedt, Johann Herbeck, Franz Jauner, and Wilhelm Jahn. The Vienna opera experienced its first high point under the direction of Gustav Mahler. He completely transformed the outdated performance system, increased the precision and timing of the performances, and also utilized the experience of other noteworthy artists, such as Alfred Roller, for the formation of new stage aesthetics.


The years 1938 to 1945 were a dark chapter in the history of the opera house. Under the Nazis, many members of the house were driven out, pursued, and killed, and many works were not allowed to be played.


On March 12, 1945, the opera house was devastated during a bombing, but on May 1, 1945, the “State Opera in the Volksoper” opened with a performance of Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO. On October 6, 1945, the hastily restored “Theaters an der Wien” reopened with Beethoven's FIDELIO. For the next ten years the Vienna State Opera operated in two venues while the true headquarters was being rebuilt at a great expense.


The Secretary of State for Public Works, Julius Raab, announced on May 24, 1945, that reconstruction of the Vienna State Opera would begin immediately. Only the main facade, the grand staircase, and the Schwind Foyer had been spared from the bombs. On November 5, 1955, the Vienna State Opera reopened with a new auditorium and modernized technology. Under the direction of Karl Böhm, Beethoven’s FIDELIO was brilliantly performed, and the opening ceremonies were broadcast by Austrian television. The whole world understood that life was beginning again for this country that had just regained its independence.


Today, the Vienna State Opera is considered one of the most important opera houses in the world; in particular, it is the house with the largest repertoire. It has been under the direction of Dominique Meyer since September 1, 2010.

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