Program

Venue: Hofburg Vienna (Main Entrance Heldenplatz)
Doors Open: 8pm • Ball Opening: 9.30pm

EVENING ATTIRE
Floor-length evening gown, white tie (with decorations), black tie,
gala uniform without exeption

The ball committee reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone not wearing appropriate ball attire.

HIGHLIGHTS
Ball Opening with the debutants,
choreography Prof. Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer

Maria Nazarova – Vienna State Opera
Aria of „Olympia” from Jacques Offenbachs Tales of Hoffmann

The „Europa Ballet”
„Can Can” Jacques Offenbach

12 pm MIDNIGHT SHOW
Entertainer Gregor Glanz
and the Pepe Allstar Band

0.30 am and 2:00 am traditional Quadrille in the main ballroom “Festsaal”
Enjoy a dance with our professional dancers. “Herreninsel”will be located in the Ballroom “Seitengalerie”

CHARITY RAFFLE
A Charity raffle in favor of the NGO „Women without Borders” will be held at the ball. The raffles can be bought at the price of € 10/pcs at the venue.

SMOKING
Please be advised that smoking will only be permitted within the marked aereas of the Hofburg Vienna.

FILMRECORDINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS
Filmrecordings as well as photographs (referred to as content) will be made at the event. By attending the event you approve this content to be published.

PARKING
Car parking is very limited at the venue.

Opening

Maria Nazarova

The Russian coloratura soprano was born 1988 and started taking piano and voice lessons at the age of 4.  Since the age of 17 she studied at  the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow and enrolled at the Salzburg Mozarteum. (2013 MA in Vocal Performance). She furthered her studies at the Vienna Conservatory and joined the Vienna State Opera  as an ensemble member in the 2015/16 season. She sang Adele (Fledermaus) in 2017 there and at La Scala. She made her debut at the Salzburg Festival this summer, as Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Since joining the ensemble in Vienna, she has appeared there in many roles, including Oscar, Sophie (Werther), Lisa (La Sonnambula), Despina, Najade, Fiakermilli, Clorinda, Barbarina and Papagena. Ms. Nazarova is a winner of multiple international competitions and was awarded among others First Prize Winner of the 2015 Primo Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.

Europaballett St. Pölten

The Europaballett St. Pölten conveys culture as a national and international message. Dancers from 14 nations dance under the direction of Michael Fichtenbaum – from Austria, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, France, Ukraine, Russia, Peru, Slovenia, Georgia, Australia, Cyprus, Syria and South Africa. These give the company its international flair. In addition to professional dancers, choreographers with a classical and modern repertoire are required to offer the audience a varied program.
Every summer the ensemble goes on tour and dances at different Music Festivals In 2016, the ballet followed the call of the Salzburg Festival and provided a valuable dance contribution in the opera „The Love of Danae“. The Europaballett is present internationally with guest performances in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, New York, Washington, Chicago, Johannesburg, Baku, Moscow and all European cities – and thus one of the largest advertising media of Lower Austria as well as the state capital St. Pölten.
Michael Fichtenbaum can announce well known guest dancers from renowned ballet companies all over the world. By 2017 more than 80 contestants from the Europaballett St. Pölten were discovered to dance on the famous stages of the world.

Main Ballroom “Festsaal”

Ziehrer Hofball Orchester

Das Ziehrer–Hofballorchester wurde 2009 gegründet und zählt zu den renommiertesten Tanzorchestern Wiens. Das Programm wird flexibel für jeden Anlass sorgfältig ausgewählt und auf das Publikum abgestimmt. Unter der Leitung von Prof. Mag. Hans Schadenbauer ist das Ziehrer–Hofballorchester ein Garant für die stilgerechte musikalische Begleitung.
Auf die Interpretation der Wiener Tanzmusik wird besonderer Wert gelegt.
Mit seinem erfrischenden Musizierstil ist das Ziehrer–Hofballorchester ein Garant für jede erfolgreiche Ballnacht. Im Repertoire finden sich Tanznummern für Alt und Jung: Klassische Wiener Walzer, Polkas, Tangos, Quadrillen und Evergreens. Als langjähriger Leiter der Gardemusik Wien ist Hans Schadenbauer ein Kenner und besonders einfühlsamer Interpret der Wiener Walzer, Polkas, Tangos und Evergreens.

Pepe Allstar Band

Ihr Ballsaal ist unsere Arena – unter diesem Motto verbinden die Musiker der Pepe Allstar Band unter der Leitung von Josef „Pepe“ Schütz die Tradition des Tanzes mit der Ballkultur der heutigen Zeit und zählen daher mittlerweile zu den renommiertesten Ensembles Österreichs. Unverwechselbarer Bigband Sound und renommierte Musiker zeichnen dieses Orchester aus. Ob als großes Tanzorchester oder kleinere Formation, die Pepe Allstars sind gern gesehene Gäste auf den hochkarätigen Festen dieses Landes.
Ein abwechslungsreiches Repertoire von Ballklassikern bis hin zu Hits von heute, jahrelange Erfahrung, genaue Tanztempi und exzellente Musiker sind der Garant für Ihren Erfolg auf internationalem Parkett.
Bandleader Josef Schütz ist zudem auch Mitglied der Erfolgsformation „The Rats Are Back“ und tritt auch mit dieser Gesangsgruppe regelmäßig auf.

Midnight special

Gregor Glanz

The Austrian Entertainer is a singer with great talents who mesmerizes his audience with his unique voice. For many years already he appears at the most glamorous parties in Austria, Germany and France.

Gregor Glanz takes his audience on a trip to the world of Entertainments and his very personal Interpretations of Elvis Presley -Joe Cocker-Tom Jones-Louis Armstrong –Frank Sinatra- AC/DC and many more make the  music halls shake.

In May 2019 he will present his new show „Cirque du Vegas“, where top artistic acts will join the entertainer, in Vienna.

Zeremoniensaal

The Sunshine Band

High professional musical work and a long time of presence in Austrian balrooms mark the road of this very wellknown orchestra. The charming members oft he band are professional musicians who had their musical education in the best mucical schools oft he country. For decades already they present their music on different events and compile the right repertoire and the program for every event.

Enjoy ballroom hits and evergreens with this outstanding orchestra!

Rittersaal

Lou Gerstbach Band

The members of this band can show perfect references from all over Europe. The decades long experienced musicians can guarantee entertainment in highest quality. Lou ist he leader oft he band and also the singer. She studied Jazz singing and graduated with high success. Lou has been working with a lot of famous artists. At the moment she launches an á capella project called „Aschanti“.

Künstlerzimmer

Mr.O&CO featuring Betty Krenosz

Foto Hannes Oberwalder: Katja Steinkellner

Behind the pseudonym Mr.O hides the pianist, music producer, composer and arranger Hannes Oberwalder. He began his studies with classical piano and then switched to jazz piano. He studied guitar and striking mechanism. He worked as a studio musician for a lot of famous singers as Placido Domingo, Michael Bolton, Rainhard Fendrich, Gloria Gaynor, The Supremes and many more.

Betty Krenosz is a jazz singer who had her training at the Conservatorium in Vienna. She works in music since her early childhood. Today she works as a music teacher as well.

Mr. O & Co featuring Betty Krenosz will be the guarantee for cool sounds at the Ball of Legal Professionals.

Forum

Aaron Paris & Band

Aaron Paris is a well known Italian singer and showman, he participated in many national festivals and television broadcasts, reaching good results and had the chance to sing with important Italian musicians.

His song “Mi vida” in 2016 was first in Poland, Czech Republic charts and was in nomination at the World Latin Music Awards.

In May 2018 he released his new song “Estrella” successful in Europe and in Argentina.
The name of his show and his last CD is “World Revival Show” with the most beautiful songs of the world in a great show.

Gartensaal

Disco

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