One of the most beautiful balls worldwide takes place annually in the State Opera in Vienna on the last Thursday in Carnival on February 20, 2020: the Vienna Opera Ball.
The celebration was first held as a soiree at Vienna Opera House back in 1877, during the Habsburg Monarchy. After the fall of the Imperial House, however, these festivals were quickly remembered and in 1935 the first festival, now known as the Opera Ball, took place.
A race against time – The conversion of the Vienna State Opera
Waagner-Biro Stage Systems manages the conversion of the opera house into a ballroom in record time. Preparatory work begins on February 10, 2020 in the external storage in Petronell and on February 12, 2020 in the State Opera itself.
The insertion of the loge elements into the lower stage of the State Opera starts on February 17, 2020 at 6:00 am and is only interrupted by the evening performance that is still taking place from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm.