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Vienna Hofburg Ball - New Year´s Eve 2018 Tickets

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Vienna Hofburg Ball - New Year´s Eve 2018

Venue: Vienna Hofburg Kongreszentrum

 
Heldenplatz,
1014 Wien
 
 
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Vienna Hofburg Ball - New Year´s Eve 2018
Tue 31 December 2019
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Event details
 

2018 HOFBURG Silvesterball – Time for Happiness

 

On 31 December 2018 the HOFBURG Vienna will get the Viennese ball season off to a spectacular start. The HOFBURG Silvesterball is shaping up to be an unforgettable night once again in 2018, with a packed programme and fascinating variety of visual highlights.

 

A kaleidoscope of creativity

Inspired by the spectacular party scene from Verdi’s opera La Traviata, the organisation team led by HOFBURG Vienna Managing Director Alexandra Kaszay selected ‘Time for Happiness’ as the slogan for the 2018 event. The central theme from La Traviata and Violetta’s party, gioia (joy), will be at the heart of the HOFBURG Silvesterball this year. Violetta Valery, the female lead in the opera, will be characterised in the opening ceremony by three artists from different genres: a singer will be presenting excerpts from her arias, a dancer will be expressing the character’s emotions for all to see through the movements of her body, and a flautist will bring the floating fluidity of her soul to life through sound. The dancing Violetta will be accompanied by a group of harlequins, whose costumes shimmer in

every colour of the rainbow. This spectrum will be echoed in the various ballrooms, providing visual inspiration for the overall production.

 

“Putting a focus on the symbiosis between individual artforms was a major priority for me in 2018. This year we have a host of new and innovative ideas in store for our guests,” explained HOFBURG Vienna Managing Director Alexandra Kaszay.

 

All eyes on the artistic programme

The HOFBURG Silvesterball lives from the magic of the opulent and artistically striking scenes set in the imperial staterooms, deservedly earning it a reputation as a trendsetter on the Viennese ball calendar season after season.

And the tradition will continue in 2018 as contemporary Austrian and international artists treat ball guests to a range of contemporary song and dance performances. From jazz and waltz melodies to DJ sounds and the public quadrille, the music programme has something for everyone once again in 2018. More than 120 artists will keep the party going until long into the early hours. Classical elements combined with innovative design come together in striking visual highlights. The evening’s entertainment – from the official opening of the Grand Staircase and the presentation of the international debutantes from the Elmayer dance school, to the midnight show – bears the creative signature of the night’s co-artistic directors, internationally acclaimed costume and stage designer Christof Cremer and renowned concert organiser Herbert Fischerauer.

The entire HOFBURG Vienna team is involved in putting together this highlight of the social calendar. The ball draws on all of the team’s strengths in staging events and brings out the very best that the magnificent former imperial state rooms at the HOFBURG Vienna have to offer its guests from 47 countries.

 

An experience for all the senses

What would the HOFBURG Silvesterball be without the customary culinary highlights? Guests can look forward to an exquisite gala dinner. A delicious ball buffet is also available to guests not participating in the gala dinner. The replica Heuriger wine tavern gives ballgoers a taste of Viennese wine culture, while contemporary cocktails are served in our chill-out lounge.

 

Temptation, temptation

Ladies will receive the latest fragrance from Guerlain, while the gentlemen can look forward to delicious pralines from Xocolat. The exclusive New Year’s Eve champagne flutes featuring distinctive branding, and fans for the ladies from the HOFBURG Silvesterball Collection, are personal gifts for guests and treasured keepsakes.

 

 

HOFBURG Silvesterball details

Date: 31 December 2018

Venue: State Rooms, HOFBURG Vienna, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna

Admission for dinner guests: 6:30pm

Admission for ball guests: 9:15pm

Close: 4am

Dress code: floor length ball gown, tails, tuxedo or gala uniform

 

 

Ticket categories

 

Grand Ticket with gala dinner

Includes ball admission, a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival and table reservation,

4-course gala dinner with white and red wine, mineral water and a glass of champagne at midnight

 

Star Ticket

Includes ball admission, table reservation and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival

 

Circle Ticket

Includes ball admission and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival

 

Circle Ticket for students

Includes ball admission and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival

 

Info & Booking: office@vienna-concert.com 

 
Program details
 

HOFBURG SILVESTERBALL

31 December 2018

 

Programme

 

6.30pm

Admission of guests for gala dinner

Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

 

7pm

Opening of the Grand Staircase

Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet

‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

 

8pm

Gala dinner

 

9.15pm

Admission of guests for grand ball opening

Heldenplatz entrance

 

Cocktail reception

 

10pm

Opening of the Grand Staircase

Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet

‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

 

10pm

Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal

Elmayer dance school debutantes

‘Fan Polonaise’, Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian national anthem

 

GRAND OPENING

Variations from La Traviata and Un ballo in maschera

G. Verdi – J. Strauss / Arr. P. Singer

Barbara Payha – Veronika Blachuta – Nina Poláková and the Vienna State Opera Ballet

 

Elmayer dance school debutantes

‘Harlequin Polka’, Josef Strauss

 

‘Karnevalsbotschafter Waltz’, Johann Strauss

 

Let’s waltz!

 

10.30pm

Ball opening ceremony in the Festsaal

Elmayer dance school debutantes

‘Fan Polonaise’, Carl Michael Ziehrer

 

Austrian national anthem

Anthem of Europe

 

GRAND OPENING

‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

 

Variations from La Traviata and Un ballo in maschera

G. Verdi – J. Strauss / Arr. P. Singer

Rebecca Nelsen – Veronika Blachuta – Nina Poláková and the Vienna State Opera Ballet

 

Elmayer dance school debutantes

‘Harlequin Polka’, Josef Strauss

 

‘Karnevalsbotschafter Waltz’, Johann Strauss

Let’s waltz!

 

 

11.58pm

Midnight countdown

Midnight

Happy New Year!

Ringing of the Pummerin (at St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the largest bell in Austria

‘Blue Danube Waltz’, Johann Strauss

 

12.05am

Midnight performance in the Festsaal

‘La Traviata Phantasie’, P. Singer inspired by G. Verdi

with Rebecca Nelsen, Eric Stoklossa, Veronika Blachuta and Günther Haumer

 

 

11.58pm

ZEREMONIENSAAL Midnight countdown

Midnight

Happy New Year!

Ringing of the Pummerin (at St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the largest bell in Austria

‘Blue Danube Waltz’, Johann Strauss

 

12.09am

Midnight performance in the Zeremoniensaal

Musical entertainment

with Barbara Payha, Günther Haumer and Eric Stoklossa

 

 

12.30am and 2.30am

Public quadrille in the Festsaal

with the Elmayer dance school

 

4am

Close

 
Venue
 
Vienna Hofburg Kongreszentrum
 

The Kaiserball developed from the imperial tradition of the so called “Hofball” (court ball) and “Ball bei Hof” that were organized by the imperial couple Franz Joseph (1830–1916) and his wife Empress Elisabeth (1837–1898), who is better known as Sisi. Both ball events were taking place in the Hofburg being the imperial winter residence of the Habsburg family.

The Hofball used to take place towards the end of January, with Empress Elisabeth deciding the precise date. Once the court had gathered in the Zeremoniensaal - which is still one of the most stunning rooms at the Hofburg to this day- selected guests were invited to pay their respects to the Emperor and Empress in person. The popular buffet was set up in the nearby Grosser Redoutensaal. Meanwhile the dance floor was positively brimming with activity - after all some 2,000 ballgoers were in attendance. The last waltz commenced at exactly quarter past midnight, and drew this spectacular imperial event to an end.

The “Ball bei Hof” took place just two weeks later. This more intimate event, reserved for the ruling elite, drew around 700 high-ranking royals and members of the diplomatic corps. To qualify as "Hochadel" (higher nobility), aristocrats were required to demonstrate a lineage going back at least eight generations on both the maternal and paternal sides.The most valuable porcelain in the imperial dining service was unpacked for a formal dinner which was served in the Radetzky apartments and neighbouring rooms. The strict seating order was dictated by rank. Ladies spared no expense and took every care to ensure their appearance matched the occasion, happily parting with between 300 and 500 Gulden for an evening dress - more than the annual income of a court servant.

 
 
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