The Ball

Introduction

On behalf of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to announce that the hugely popular Vienna Opera Ball will once again return to Hong Kong in June 2010. Featuring romantic Viennese waltzes, the event will be attended by guests in black tie, sumptuous ball gowns, or dazzling costumes. Guests can expect to be transformed back in time to the glamorous era of Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph. (1830-1916)

Celebrating a theme inspired by the life and beauty of Empress Sisi, guests are invited to partake in an evening of glamour, glitter, and romance. The ballroom will be transformed into a stunning fairytale chamber, complementing the beauty of our guests. This year’s dress code is black tie and floor length ball gowns, but guests are also invited to dress in period costumes to bring the event to life.

The Hong Kong Vienna Opera Ball evening will include the traditional introduction of debutantes, the popular quadrille dance and a whirlwind of classical Viennese Waltzes.

Highlights of this evening will include:

  • Traditional opening quadrille, choreographed by Mr. Heinz Heidenreich, former principle dancer of the Vienna State Opera Ballet, to be performed by debutantes from various schools in Hong Kong;
  • Live orchestra from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the baton of Maestro Peter Guth from Vienna;
  • Her Majesty Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph will be attending the ball in person. Guests will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Empress and Emperor for a small fee, funds from which will go directly to the scholarship;
  • Over 1,000 square feet of dance floor for guests to waltz away; and
  • A surprise performance.

Parts of the proceeds of this Ball will once again go towards the Hong Kong Vienna Opera Ball Scholarship for a gifted student from Hong Kong to study music in Vienna.

Hong Kong’s Austrian community is now inviting dignitaries and guests to take a table for this spectacular evening of Viennese waltzing, fine Austrian food, wine and educational fundraising. We cordially invite you to join the Hong Kong Vienna Opera Ball on Saturday, 5 June 2010 in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Hotel. With dignitaries and celebrities attending, tickets will surely sell out well in advance, as they have in the past!

Should you require any further details, please feel free to contact Ms. Sylvie Hudson at +852 9179 5344 or email ball-committee@austrocham.com or visit www.ViennaOperaBall.hk

Join us and enjoy a glamourous, elegant, and magical Viennese evening!

Alles Walzer,

Gabi Seewald
Ball Committee Chair

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