Just in: Vienna won’t go to the ball

Just in: Vienna won’t go to the ball


norman lebrecht

September 23, 2020

The next annual Vienna State Opera Ball has been called off due to Covid. It was scheduled for February 2021.

It is the highlight of the city’s social season.


  • Edgar Self says:

    Amelia will be desolee.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Maria Großbauer, whatever are you going to do!!??

  • Doc Martin says:

    When I became FRS, I received annual invitations, however with covid-19 my wife and I cannot attend as we are both now in the at risk age group.

    Once they played J. Strauss II: Erinnerung an Covent Garden – Waltz, Op. 329 for us!

    It is based on old music hall favourites, eg Champagne Charlie