About the Ball

ABOUT THE VIENNESE OPERA BALL

As a guest of the Halifax Viennese Opera Ball, you will revel in a memorable experience that is steeped in elegance and cultural tradition.


DATE

Saturday, February 11, 2017


TIME

The evening begins at 6pm with a Champagne Reception followed by a trumpet fanfare call to dinner at 7pm.


ATTIRE

Black or white tie, floor length gowns.


LOCATION

World Trade & Convention Centre
1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS  B3J 2V9


SUPPORT

Proceeds support outreach and programming excellence at Halifax's leading dance school.


TICKETS

To purchase your tickets please contact Amy Mackintosh at 422-2006 x2

Join our prestigious guest list, including corporate and community leaders, by purchasing a table of ten (10), valued at $3000. Individual tickets are also available for $300.


MENU

An elegant dinner blending the best of  Atlantic Canadian and Austrian cuisine.

To pre-order wine for the event, please download this form

Please contact Amy Mackintosh at events@hfxdance.ca with any dietary concerns


DEBUTANTES & CAVALIERS

The Ball will feature 12 members of Halifax Dance’s Young Company paired with Nova Scotia soldiers released from the Princess Louise Infantry Unit who will have the honour of presenting the opening Polonaise. The Debutantes will be dressed in traditional Viennese white floor length gowns and the Cavaliers will be wearing historic scarlet serge dress uniforms.


MUSIC

Symphony Nova Scotia will accompany the Ball, playing the traditional Viennese Waltz among other selections that will entice you onto the dance floor.


ENTERTAINMENT

Dance the night away to the contagious sounds of The Classics, the ever-popular dance band returning to the stage for our event.


COMPLIMENTARY DANCE LESSONS

Ticket holders are encouraged to take advantage of complimentary Viennese Waltz lessons with instructor Michel Dubé. Classes are an hour long and you are welcome to attend two classes!


Halifax Dance
1505 Barrington St, Suite G6, Halifax
Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 3K5
ph: 902-422-2006 fax: 902-423-2057

 


 HISTORY: THE MAGIC OF THE VIENNA OPERA BALL

The Vienna Opera Ball evokes breathtaking images – the rustling of ball gowns, fiery musicians and the glitter of the grandest of ballrooms. The entire dance floor is awhirl at the rhythm of a Viennese Waltz, hundreds of couples, all in a synchronized movement and the sparkle of a tiara make for an unforgettable close to the Viennese carnival season.  

The tradition of the Vienna Opera Ball (Opernball) dates back to 1877 when Emperor Franz Joseph I deemed that ballrooms be inclusive of the wider community and that their events be an impetus for economic and tourist growth. Since then, hundreds of balls are hosted across Austria every year, but the Vienna Opernball is considered to be the social highlight of the season. Attended by royalty, dignitaries, socialites, and celebrities, the Opernball epitomizes the luxury, elegance and distinguished culture of Vienna.

Glamour from the days of old combined with renowned artists and invited guests, make the Vienna Opera Ball a spectacle to behold. Today it remains one of the most sought after tickets in the world.