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Magic night

Verantwortlicher Autor: Nadejda Komendantova Hofburg Palace, Vienna, 23.02.2023, 07:44 Uhr
Nachricht/Bericht: +++ Kunst, Kultur und Musik +++ Bericht 4688x gelesen

Hofburg Palace, Vienna [ENA] The 2023 Rudolfina Redoute Ball took place on the 20th of February, on carnival Montag, at the premises of the majestic Hofburg Palace. The motto of this ball was "The bat - happy is he who forgets" speaking about moments of happiness when time is getting forgotten among moments of happiness during this magic night. This ball also marks the beginning of the fasting times until Easter.

The Rudolfina Redoute Ball is an annual event held in Vienna, Austria, and is one of the most prestigious and elegant balls in the world. The ball is named after Empress Maria Theresa's daughter, Archduchess Maria Theresia Isabella, who was also known as Rudolfina. The first Rudolfina Redoute Ball was held in 1891, and since then, it has become a significant event in the Viennese social calendar. The ball takes place in the Hofburg Palace, which is the former imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty. The palace is situated in the heart of Vienna and provides an awe-inspiring setting for the ball.

The ballroom is decorated with flowers and lights, creating a romantic and enchanting atmosphere that transports guests back to the golden age of Vienna. The dress code for the Rudolfina Redoute Ball is strictly formal, and guests are expected to wear evening gowns or tuxedos. The ladies wear traditional ball gowns, which are usually long, flowing dresses with intricate beading and embroidery. The gentlemen wear black tie and tails, which adds to the elegance and sophistication of the evening.

Rudolfina Redoute is also one of the biggest balls where guests are wearing masks. It is worth noting that the use of masks in social events has a long history in Europe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, masked balls were very popular among the upper classes. These events allowed guests to conceal their identities and social status, which encouraged a more relaxed and playful atmosphere.

The ball features live music from some of the most famous orchestras in Austria, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The music played is primarily classical waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles, and guests are invited to dance the night away. In addition to the traditional dances, the ball also features modern music, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the festivities. The Rudolfina Redoute Ball attracts guests from all over the world, including politicians, celebrities, and royalty. It is a chance for people to dress up and experience the glamour and charm of Vienna's past. The ball is also a fundraiser for various charities, and guests are encouraged to donate generously.

In conclusion, the Rudolfina Redoute Ball is a unique and unforgettable event that captures the essence of Vienna's rich cultural history. The ball provides an opportunity for guests to experience the magic of Vienna's past while supporting charitable causes. The combination of elegant dress, beautiful music, and enchanting surroundings makes the Rudolfina Redoute Ball a must-see event for anyone visiting Vienna.

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