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Viennese Opera Ball Hosted
Sleepless Beauty
For the Upcoming 65th Gala
Cos Bar Brookfield Place
October 16, 2019

Opposite Photo:
Debutante Diana Bocsha

Photo credit: ©Nathalie Schueller





Romy Rodiek, Miho Ishii, Austrian Trade Commissioner Michael Friedl
Photo credit: ©Nathalie Schueller

The Viennese Opera Ball celebrated the official opening of the debutante and escort application process for the their upcoming 65th Gala which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening was hosted at Cos Bar Brookfield Place, the exclusive luxury cosmetics and skin care boutique.

It was an evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and shopping, with live music from Violinist Victoria Patterson. Over 50 guests with notable attendees including: Designer Victor De Souza, American author Professor Ann Lee, Austrian Trade Commissioner Michael Friedl, Junior Chairs Colgate Rumbough and Emily Mohr, and President & Executive Director Silvia Frieser.

Cos Bar
Photo credit: ©Nathalie Schueller

Victor DeSouza & Jonathan Marder
Photo credit: ©Nathalie Schueller

About Viennese Opera Ball

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 65 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.













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