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.

 

6.30pm
Admission of guests for gala dinner
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

7pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

8pm
Gala dinner

9.15pm
Admission of guests for grand ball opening
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

10pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

10pm
Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal
Elmayer dance school debutantes
‘Fan Polonaise’ / Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian National Anthem

GRAND OPENING

„Happy Birthday HOFBURG Silvesterball"
Commissioned composition for the 50-year celebration from Pavel Singer

"Wiener Staatsballett" / 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!


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

Austrian National Anthem
Anthem of Europe

GRAND OPENING

„Happy Birthday HOFBURG Silvesterball"
Commissioned composition for the 50-year celebration from Pavel Singer

Ilona Revolskaya, Boris Pfeifer and the "Wiener Staatsballett",
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!


11.58pm
Midnight countdown in the Festsaal

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

12.05am
Midnight performance in the Festsaal

„Congratulations and Celebrations“
#1 hits from 1969/1970, the years of the very first HOFBURG Silvesterball
together with the ouverture of the operetta „Die Fledermaus“ / Arr.: P. Singer
with
Tanja Petrasek, Boris Pfeifer, Stereoparty & Divertimento Viennese
Conductor: Vinzenz Praxmarer


11.58pm
Midnight countdown in the Zeremoniensaal

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

12.20am
Midnight performance in the Zeremoniensaal

Musical firework
with the soloists of HOFBURG Silvesterball

12.30am and 2.30am
Public quadrille in the Festsaal
with the Elmayer dance school

4am
Closing