Vienna Opera Ball

Facts & Figures

5,150 ball guests

144 debutant couples

more than 40,000 glasses

1,000 tablecloths

4,000 pieces of cutlery

600 champagne coolers

1,300 bottles of sparkling wine and champagne

900 bottles of wine

900 bottles of beer

2,500 pairs of sausages

1,000 petits fours and sandwiches

1,300 goulash soups

320 catering staff during the ball 

approx. 1.46 million TV spectators

30 hours for converting the opera house into a ball room, 21 hours for dismantling

3500 children attending the Magic Flute for Children on the day after the Vienna Opera Ball (in the setting of the ball decoration)

Volume of orders placed with 50 companies totalling approx. EUR 1.4 million for conversion and dismantling works

350 skilled workers and 150 auxiliaries during the conversion phase

80 flat-bed trucks for the dance floor, the boxes and the cladding elements

171 flower bouquets and 480 floral arrangements

150 musicians