Debutante Diana Bocsha & Designer Victor De Souza

Emily Mohr And Cole Rumbough

The Viennese Opera Ball celebrated the official opening of the debutante and escort application process for the their upcoming 65th Gala which will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Fashion icon Jean Shafiroff will be chairing the event. The evening was hosted by Cos Bar Brookfield Place, the exclusive luxury cosmetics and skin care boutique.

Violinist Victoria Patterson

It was an evening of champagne, hors d’oeuvres and shopping, with live music from Violinist Victoria Patterson. Over 50 guests with notable attendees including: Designer Victor De Souza, American author Professor Ann Lee, Austrian Trade Commissioner Michael Friedl, Junior Chairs Cole Rumbough and Emily Mohr, and President & Executive Director Silvia Frieser.

About Viennese Opera Ball

The Viennese Opera Ball, an annual white tie charity gala celebrates the cultural and economic relationships between Austria and America, connecting two continents, two cities and two centuries in one glamorous night. It was founded by Austrians immigrating to the United States 65 years ago, and is a tribute to both their former home town Vienna and their host city, New York.

Considered the most prestigious and oldest Viennese ball outside of Vienna, the gala draws an international audience that includes diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals. Performances by Metropolitan opera singers, a renowned orchestra, ballet performances, the West Point color guard, midnight Quadrille and many more surprises contribute to a glamorous and delightful night.

Each year, the Viennese Opera Ball supports charitable projects connected to the communities in New York and Vienna.

For more information, please visit: vienneseoperaball.com.

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Photos Courtesy Of  Lawlor Media GP / Nathalie Schueller / Viennese Opera Ball