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Join us for a Swing Dinner Dance on Thursday, October 21st, 2021

7.00PM – midnight
Metropolitan Club

Purchase your tickets

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The 65th Viennese Opera Ball took place
Friday, February 7, 2020.

A White Tie, Long Gown & Tiara Charity Gala

The Viennese Opera Ball, an annual white tie charity gala celebrates the cultural and economic relationships between Austria and America, connecting two continents, two cities and two centuries in one glamorous night. It was founded by Austrians immigrating to the United States 66 years ago, and is a tribute to both their former home town Vienna and their host city, New York.

Considered the most prestigious and oldest Viennese ball outside of Vienna, the gala draws an international audience that includes diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals. Performances by Metropolitan opera singers, a renowned orchestra, ballet performances, the West Point color guard, midnight Quadrille and many more surprises contribute to a glamorous and delightful night.

Each year, the Viennese Opera Ball supports charitable projects connected to the communities in New York and Vienna.

The Viennese Opera Ball, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is hosted under the auspices of
the U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce.
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A night to remember – ballroom dancing, Viennese orchestra, opera performances, glamorous guests


Thank you for participating in the 65th Viennese Opera Ball
on Friday, February 7, 2020

7:30pm VIP Reception (by invitation only)
8.00pm Reception
9.00pm – 1.30am Ballroom
Opening Procession
Presentation of Colors
Presentation of Debutantes & Escorts and Polonaise
Followed by Alles Walzer
4-course dinner
Musical Program led by Artistic Director Daniel Serafin
Midnight Quadrille
1.30am – 4.00am Ballroom
DJ & Austrian specialties buffet at The Viennese Salon

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Photos of the 65th Viennese Opera Ball:


Thank you for supporting our cause!


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Let’s Swing!

The Golden Age –
Let’s Swing!

October 21st, 2021

7.00PM – midnight
Metropolitan Club

~ join us at the Swing Dinner Dance!

Purchase your tickets


  • Entry only after proof of full Covid-19 vaccination
  • Masks provided upon entry for those who prefer to wear them
  • Venue with excellent ventilation, air conditioning and high ceiling salons
  • Limited capacity at 150 guests







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Viennese Opera Ball

PO Box 2060
New York, NY 10185-2060

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Members of the Board

Executive Board

Silvia Frieser
President & Executive Director

Stefan Oehner
Treasurer & Director

Elisabeth Kovac
Board Secretary & Director

Imke Gerdes
General Counsel & Director

Daniel Serafin, Artistic Director

Dieter Beintrexler
Raluca Gold-Fuchs
Sabine Riglos
Eva Trenker

Viktoria Schoedl, Creative Design
Alexander S. Khaelss-Khaelssberg, Austrian Press Agent

Dance School Partner


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461 Columbus Avenue
@82nd Street
New York, NY 10024