Timetable

Welcome to the HOFBURG Silvesterball, the New Year’s Eve highlight in the heart of Vienna. We have another impressive ball programme in store for you on 31 December 2019, brimming with countless highlights at the Hofburg.

 

06.30 pm
Admission of guests for gala dinner
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

07.00 pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet Association
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

08.00 pm
Gala dinner

09.15 pm
Admission of guests for grand ball opening
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

10.00 pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet Association 
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

10.00 pm
Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal
Elmayer dance school debutantes
‘Fan Polonaise’ / Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian National Anthem

Premiere of „Happy Birthday HOFBURG Silvesterball" / composition from Pavel Singer

Vienna State Opera Ballett / Choreography: Lukas Gaudernak

Ilona Revolskaya
"Musette Walzer" - La Boheme / Giacomo Puccini

Elmayer dance school debutantes
„Ohne Sorgen! – Polka Schnell“ / Johann Strauss

„Hereinspaziert“ / Carl Michael Ziehrer

Let’s waltz!


10.30 pm
Ball opening ceremony in the Festsaal
Elmayer dance school debutantes
‘Fan Polonaise’, Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian National Anthem
Anthem of Europe

Premiere of „Happy Birthday HOFBURG Silvesterball" / composition from Pavel Singer

Ilona Revolskaya, Boris Pfeifer and Dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballett Association,
Choreography: Lukas Gaudernak

Divertimento Viennese & Stereoparty
Conductor: Vinzenz Praxmarer

Elmayer dance school debutantes
„Ohne Sorgen! – Polka Schnell“ / Johann Strauss

„Hereinspaziert“ / Carl Michael Ziehrer

Let’s waltz!


11.58 pm
Countdown to midnight 

MIDNIGHT
Happy New Year!
Ringing of the Pummerin (at St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the largest bell in Austria
‘Blue Danube Waltz’ / Johann Strauss

Midnight performance 

12.05am
Festsaal

„Congratulations and Celebrations“
#1 hits from the years of the very first HOFBURG Silvesterball
together with the ouverture of the operetta „Die Fledermaus“ / with
Tanja Petrasek, Boris Pfeifer, Stereoparty & Divertimento Viennese
Conductor: Vinzenz Praxmarer

12.20 am
Zeremoniensaal

Musical firework
with the soloists of HOFBURG Silvesterball

12.30 am and 02.30 am
Public quadrille in the Festsaal
with the Elmayer dance school

04.00 am
Closing