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Patroness Meeting for the 3rd Salzburg Festival Ball

9 MAY 2014

published in: Festival Ball

Debutante Couple Jasmin Schneider & Lukas Franta (Photo: Andreas Kolarik)
This year’s Festival ball is dedicated to the motto “Cenerentola” (Cinderella). The debutantes will wear traditional costumes from the Salzburg region manufactured by Gössl. The young ladies’ feathery silk aprons, made from silk taffeta by the Viennese silk weaving company Otto Flemmich, were created by the Salzburg Festival’s director of costumes, Dorothea Nicola. This year their colour is a delicate pistachio-hued pastel with broad ribbons and a large bow in dusky pink. Coiffeur Sturmayr and MAC are responsible for styling the debutantes; a hair ribbon cut from the same material as the aprons will be used in different variations, accentuating the look which is girlish, yet elegant and trendy.

Salzburg-based ensembles will be responsible for the evening’s musical highlights: the ceremonious opening will be conducted by Theodor Guschlbauer leading the Salzburg Orchestra Soloists, opening the ball with classical waltzes and polkas. Afterwards, Franz Trattner’s big band First Line from Salzburg will make sure that there will be dancing into the small hours. The Chillout Lounge at Salzburg Kulisse offers a more relaxed atmosphere: here you can enjoy cocktails and listen to the jazz legend Rudi Wilfer’s jazz trio. An exclusive appearance by Stephen Triffitt and his Big Band from London is the special bonus of the midnight show: we look forward to Perfectly Frank, their Frank Sinatra show.

f.l.t.r.: Suzanne Harf, Christian Sturmayr, Debutante Couple, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Dorothea Nicolai, Alexander Pereira (Photo: Andreas Kolarik)

Salzburg’s traditions remain fixtures of the Festival Ball: the evening starts out with regional specialties served at the gala dinner at the Archbishop’s Residence, prepared once again by the award-winning chef Andreas Döllerer from Golling.

In the meantime, the Salzburger Postmusik and the local Folk-Dancing Circle offer Music in Motion on Hofstallgasse before leading the dinner guests from the Residence through the baroque city centre to the Felsenreitschule in an atmospheric parade. At the Karl-Böhm-Saal, the Stiegl Brewery offers the original “Bräustüberl” atmosphere again.

The 2014 prices have been reduced for “Flanierer” (spectators) and young Ball attendees (up to 26 years) to € 130 and € 65 respectively. Spectator tickets include a glass of Schlumberger Sparkling Brut. During the ball’s opening and the concert, the Felsenreitschule’s Level 6 will be open to spectators and young attendees.

Tickets and further information are available here.