Grandiose imposing surroundings, elegant attire and sophisticated music — a traditional Viennese ball will be held in Minsk this winter. And you have a chance to be a part of it!
Waltzes! White gloves! Beautiful women and noble gentlemen! On 14 December, the charity gala will turn the Janka Kupala National Academic Theater into the ballroom venue similar to those in Vienna.
No wonder, the event is held under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Belarus. Held in Minsk for the first time, it will correspond to all UNESCO criteria for you to have a truly enchanting evening.
When did Vienna balls originate? The Viennese ball season traces its roots back to the 18th century, when only the nobility was permitted to wear masks and flamboyant costumes for private dancing events.
Later the tradition changed and ordinary people were allowed to attend the balls and enjoy the courtly customs of the upper classes, a tradition which still goes on to this day.
The Vienna Opera Ball in Minsk is designed for 250 participants, 40 debutants, artists and musicians. It has a special protocol: the debutants’ performance, closing ceremony and dress code.
May I attend the ball? Yes, starting 6 November tickets are available at the Janka Kupala National Theatre box offiсe, the theatre’s official website or any ticket operator in Belarus.
50% of the proceeds from ticket sales will be used to help SOS Children’s Villages. SOS-Children’s Villages Belarus is an NGO which addresses socially important issues in child protection.
Don’t forget about the dress code – ladies must be dressed in floor-length evening gowns, gentlemen must wear bow-tie suits. Have fun like the Viennese royalty who began the trend once did.