Vienna Opera Ball

Facts & Figures

  • 5,150 ball guests
  • 150 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. 2.5 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. € 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