Olga Peretyatko star at Wiener Opernball 2016

As it happens every year since 1877, the Wiener Staatsoper is turned into a huge ballroom to host the most important debutante ball of the Viennese carnival. The glamourous event took place on February 4th, attended by European high society, along with directors, actors, politicians and entrepreneurs. The young debutantes from all over the world wore classic white dresses and tiaras designed by the Austrian architect and jewelery designer Marie Boltenstern and made by the Austrian company Swarovski. Called “Rising Star”, the tiara is dedicated to the debutantes of the Vienna Opera Ball, which may carry the Swarovski tiara and so introduce yourself, like a rising star, the Viennese society in all its glory.

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The “Rising Star” Tiara

This year, the music section of the event included Viennese music but also opera pieces – the overture from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Rossini, the aria “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from “La Rondine” by Puccini and two songs from “The Merry Widow” by F. Lehar, performed by the amazing couple Placido Domingo – Olga Peretyatko.

For her first Opera Ball, the Russian soprano wore two different outfits.

For the Red Carpet, Olga chose a ballgown by the Austrian designer Juergen Christian Hoerl: completely in black tulle with white polka dots, the strapless sweetheart bodice frames a feminine fit, the skirt has a pronounced A-line shape with tulle overlay. The gown was completed with necklace, ring and earrings by Bulgari – Diva Collection.

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60. Opernball - Feststiege, Red Carpet

 

 

During the performance, the soprano wore a Zuhair Murad’s sequin-embellished evening gown in a feminine deep-pink hue commands the stage’s attention. Jewels by Bulgari too: Intarsio earrings in white gold with black onyx and pavé diamonds.

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Zuhair Murad – Gown

 

Photo: Gisela Schober, Andreas Tischler, Georg Hochmuth, Helmut Fohringer
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