It’s like dressing up for my husband because it’s his birthday or for dinner with a friend.

And what you don’t know, you can google. I think it’s nice that there are strict dress codes because clothing has to do with respect. It’s like dressing up for my husband because it’s his birthday or for dinner with a friend. Clothing is also an expression of appreciation.

What do you do if you meet a man at the opera ball with a fake, because black, crochet? We have a suitcase full of white knitwear for emergencies and are happy to help. If I met him, I would say: “Wait a minute, I think I have another Mascherl for you!” You can solve such situations well with charm.

The ball gown of the opera ball organizer is the focus of interest every year for those interested in fashion. Was it difficult for you to choose a dress? No, that worked out wonderfully and everything is already prepared. I am someone who makes quick decisions. When it came to the wedding dress, too, I bought the first one that I tried on.

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How would you describe your style in general? I like it classic, but with a certain something.

If you watch the TV broadcast of the opera ball in a larger group, most of the time people don’t talk about the artistic performances, but about the clothes and the flower arrangements. Does that offend you? No, that is part of it, like a mosaic that consists of many parts. Of course you can talk about the clothes.

“With all awe and love: It’s a ball and not a heart operation”

Which common etiquette mistakes or faux pas would you like to warn of? Oh, everyone has a faux pas. We are all human. You can mess with yourself, something can fall over, you can address someone incorrectly. If you solve this charmingly, there is nothing wrong with it. With all the respect and love for the Vienna Opera Ball: It is a ball and not an open-heart operation.

If, let’s say, the Federal President calls the evening before the ball and says he still needs two cards privately. Do you have a discreet quota for this? I am very well organized and you have to take all eventualities into account. Basically we are sold out except for the promenade tickets. There are general conditions such as a certain number of boxes. I can’t conjure up any.

Do you like to dance? Yes, I really like to dance polka and gallop. I like that after the quadrille, when it gets fast too.

Where can you be found in the morning when your first opera ball comes to an end as an organizer? I have decided to visit all the halls. I still have to make a schedule for that because there are quite a few. But I want to see how everything works and works in reality, and I also want to pay tribute to all new partners to stop by. Maybe I can dance the last dance and then I’ll need breakfast.help on my essay

Maria Grossbauer

from Grafenbach (Lower Austria) studied at the advertising academy and worked in agencies before starting her own business in 2011. The daughter of the former Philharmonic, Karl Jeitler, is married to the Board of Directors of the Vienna Philharmonic, Andreas Großbauer, and has a two-year-old son. In March 2016, State Opera Director Dominique Meyer made her an opera ball organizer.

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Not until Wednesday

announced Richard Lugner

, that this year’s star guest at the Opera Ball

Lindsey Vonn

will be. It seems that the ski star has now canceled the construction lion.

Lindsey Vonn is not going to attend the Vienna Opera Ball as Richard Lugner’s star guest. The record skier let the public know on Friday via Twitter. The Lugner office confirmed the rejection. “There are legal problems that we have to clarify with the lawyers,” it said in a statement.

Legal problems

“Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I won’t go (actually: participate) to the Vienna Opera. I had a great time in Austria last week and I’m looking forward to my next visit,” tweeted the 35-year-old. In German she added: “See you soon!”

hey guys, just wanted to let you know I won’t be attending the Vienna Opera. Had an amazing time in Austria last week and looking forward to my next visit. See you soon!

– lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn)

January 31, 2020

At a press conference on Wednesday, the builder announced Vonn as this year’s guest. How does it go on now? “We will announce more details next week,” said the Lugner office.

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Vonn’s tweet in the original wording: “hey guys, just wanted to let you know I won’t be attending the Vienna Opera. Had an amazing time in Austria last week and looking forward to my next visit. See you soon!”

However, Austria “does not have to worry that no ski celebrities will be represented at this year’s Opera Ball,” said Casinos Austria in an email to Vonn’s rejection. “Because Casinos Austria is pleased to welcome Alexandra Meissnitzer to the box as a guest.”

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The News.at users were called upon again this year to choose their “Opera Ball Style Princess”. You voted and selected star violinist Lidia Baich as the winner in front of presenter Mirjam Weichselbraun and ballet dancer Maria Yakovleva. Here are the top 10:

1. Lidia Baich

The star violinist, who said yes to her friend Andreas Schager on the day of the opera ball, bet on red like so many other women.

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2. Mirjam Weichselbraun

The presenter has already won several style duels, this time she had to be content with second place in her Hoerl robe for once.

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3. Maria Yakovleva

The state opera ballerina made it onto the podium with a clear lead over fourth place.

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4. Tajana Tajcic

The partner of Vienna’s FPÖ Deputy Mayor Johann Gudenus achieved fourth place.

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5. Ekaterina Mucha

The better half of media maker Christian Mucha landed in fifth place.

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6. Silvia Schneider

Like Baich and Weichselbraun, presenter and Gabalier friend Silvia Schneider also opted for red this year.

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7. Maria Grossbauer

As the organizer of her first opera ball, she wore a robe by Armani Privé and thus landed in a good 7th place.

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8. Sophie Karmasin

The family minister was the only politician to make it into the top 10.

© Starpix / Alexander TUMA

9. Barbara Meier

Karmasin thus left the winner of the second season of “Germany’s Next Top Model” behind.

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10. Angelica Rosam

The wife of PR consultant Wolfgang Rosam also secured a place in the top 10.

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At first it seemed like it would

Richard Lugner

big troubles with his this year

Opera ball star guest Elle Macpherson

imminent. In the meantime, however, the waves should have smoothed out.

There was a lot of excitement earlier in the week:

Elle Macpherson refuses the Opera Ball menu

! And this would have been created by star chef Toni Mörwald especially for Richard Lugner and this year’s star guest. Is the 54-year-old top model really that bitchy? No, Elle is a vegan and therefore couldn’t do anything with beef fillet or tuna.

“She is a convinced vegan, which is why she doesn’t want the opera ball menu, but she accepted the vegan menu created by Toni Mörwald including accompanying wine,” reports Richard Lugner. And further: “Since beauty is strongly influenced by the intestine, she wants plenty of still water, as well as lemons and limes in her suite. Since I’ve been taking the Mayr cure for 31 years, I am used to and understand a lot of water and few other drinks the.”

“We’re only getting kind messages from Elle Macpherson at the moment.” © Photo Gilles Bensimon

And it gets even better. According to Richard Lugner, he is currently only getting “friendly messages” from Elle Machperson. She was flying from Miami to London on Sunday, so the designer had enough time to finish the dress. At first there was concern that “The Body”, as Elle is also called, might come to Vienna too late, but this danger has apparently been averted. “You can be sure of the press conference on Wednesday in Vienna,” reports Lugner.

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The new menu is approved

The food issue has now also been clarified to the satisfaction of everyone involved. “She made personal contact with our management and said that she liked the proposed vegan menu but would also accept any other menu as long as it was vegan,” Lugner said.

Looking forward to visiting Vienna

“She knows that Vienna is a beautiful city and she is looking forward to her visit to Vienna,” reports the 86-year-old about this year’s star guest Elle Macpherson. “The pick-up from the airport in Vienna should not take place with an American stretch limousine, but with a Mercedes S class car that she likes so much,” it continues.

By the way, Elle Macpherson is staying in Vienna longer than she should. The former supermodel will not leave immediately after her appearance at the Opera Ball on February 28, like all previous Lugner star guests, but will stay in Vienna until Sunday. “We never had that before,” says the builder in amazement. The reason for this is probably the great affinity of “The Body” to Europe.

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Richard Lugner picked up his on Tuesday evening

this year’s opera ball star guest Elle Macpherson

from the airport. Today “The Body”, as the supermodel is called, had its big appearance in Lugner City.

Your arrival at Schwechat Airport went smoothly, the day after that

Elle Macpherson

but her first big appearance: The former Australian supermodel held a press conference in Lugner City at 1 p.m., and an autograph session was on the program from 2 p.m.

Elle Macpherson “very excited”

Elle Macpherson, wants to enjoy the ball tomorrow. She was “very excited” to be here, said the former Australian supermodel at a press conference in Lugner City. Vienna was beautiful, she said. Your host Lugner described the actress as “the nicest and friendliest guest I’ve ever had”.

What exactly is in store for her at the Opera Ball, “I don’t know 100 percent,” said Macpherson, she didn’t want to get too much information in advance. However, she is looking forward to the opera and the music. After 40 years of being in public there is nothing she can really surprise or excite, she announced.

Fittingly: These were Richard Lugner’s previous Opera Ball star guests

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As usual, the media rush at the press conference was high, and the 54-year-old asked the photographers not to get too close. Also because of her jetlag – she had traveled from Miami via London to Vienna – she would look tired, said the actress. Macpherson left it open whether she would dance a waltz with her host. “I’m not a good dancer, I don’t want to embarrass him,” she said. She described the builder as “absolutely charming” and a “wonderful host”. “Thank you for bringing me here,” she said to Lugner.

© APA / HERBERT PFARRHOFER

Vegan Elle is looking forward to schnitzel

Macpherson was one of the most famous models of the 1980s. Her breakthrough came with several cover pictures for the women’s magazine “Elle”. In the course of her career she was given the formative nickname “The Body”. According to her own statements, she does not know her own dress size and she has no guilt feelings when eating. After arriving in Vienna on Tuesday, she also had a bundt cake. She’s looking forward to a schnitzel tomorrow, she said. Lugner was astonished by this. “You’re vegan, but you eat schnitzel,” he stated. The model was also not averse to a cheese sausage after the ball at the press conference. She has already heard of “the famous sausage that soaks up all the champagne”.

© APA / HERBERT PFARRHOFER

Which dress she will wear at the opera ball remained a secret. It’ll be “simple and beautiful”. In any case, she herself is more interested in what others are wearing, said the Australian, who announced that she had already bought a dirndl in Salzburg.

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