Experience the magical Opera Ball

State Opera during the Ball in Opera
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21. 1. 2014

Let yourself be carried away to the days when the words lady and gentleman were a part of everyday vocabulary!

Prague breathes romance especially in winter. Roofs covered with a blanket of snow, white swans floating on the river Vltava, and mulled wine in the hand create an unforgettable atmosphere. Winter and cities in Central Europe also mean social events and balls. One of their highlights in the Czech Republic is Prague’s Opera Ball. This year it will be held on February 8th, 2014 in the neo-Rococo interior of the State Opera, which will be transformed into a ballroom throughout the night.

Although the Opera Ball lacks the tradition of its world-famous counterpart in Vienna, it is nevertheless among the highly-anticipated events with an international character and significant charitable context. Everyone who wants to be seen goes to a gala and enjoys an evening full of music, dancing, great food and drink with the feeling of modern aristocrats. Gentlemen do not go to the ball as mere men, rather as cavaliers. Escort your partner to this event, which in the cycle of everyday life has a completely magical character.

A ball full of Strauss

This year’s ball is a tribute to the Viennese father and son and the composer of the same name Richard Strauss, who was born 150 years ago. The famous Viennese Strauss Dynasty consists of the composers who made the waltz famous around the world. The Opera Ball resonates with the sounds of the famous Radetzky March by Johann Strauss, and The Blue Danube and The Gypsy Baron by Johann Strauss the Younger.

You can also enjoy a pleasing melody from the long line of brilliant work by one of the last opera greats, Richard Strauss. He is celebrated for his Rosenkavalier, an immortal work in the background of a genial libretto dominated, as is evident from the name, by the rose as a symbol of love.

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