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Viennese Opera Ball Kick-Offs with a Champagne Celebration

Viennese Opera Ball Kick-Offs with a Champagne Celebration

It was another glorious night in Manhatan as the 63rd Viennese Opera Ball’s President, Silvia Frieser and Artistic Director, Daniel Serafin hosted a Champagne Reception at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York to celebrate the upcoming ball, which will be held on February 2, 2018.

The event featured a performance by soprano Rebecca Gulinello and the unveiling of original artwork by Camillo Stepanek, which will be auctioned off at the ball for charity.


Attendees included: Stephan Spazier, Deputy Austrian Trade Commissioner; Helene von Damm, former US Ambassador to Austria; Dr. Christine Moser, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum; Alexander Muhr, CEO of Hallstein Water; and Elisabeth Muhr, Managing Director at ‎Hallstein Artesian Water.


This year the beloved event will be held at the newly refurbished Ziegfeld Ballroom under the auspices of the U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The Viennese Opera Ball is the oldest white tie charity gala in New York. It is known for prestigious guests who will travel from around the world to attend and waltz in the  magical grand ballroom.

Since 1955, the Viennese Opera Ball in New York has been a representative of Vienna’s cultural legacy, elegance, and glamour in the Big Apple. The Ball operates as a cultural platform and builds bridges to connect present day New York City with 19th Century Vienna, and people of varying heritages, continents and generations, to bring traditional glamour to the city that never sleeps.

Over 700 guests are expected to attend to watch 16 debutantes make their bow into society, while accompanied by their escorts in white-tie. The Ball Committees and Ball Beneficiary will be announced in mid-December. Tickets start at $600 and rise to $25,000 for a Diamond Tier table. To purchase tickets, please click the following the link:


ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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