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Glitz and Glamour Dance Together at Vienna Opera Ball

Image: Visitors watch the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball in Vienna
Visitors watch the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball in Vienna Thursday night. The traditional ball is opened by the Austrian president and features a musical program with soloists and artists from the Vienna Philharmonic and State Ballet before the 144 debutants and debutantes lead into the festivities with a Strauss waltz. Tickets start at $340 and a box costs as much as $25,000. LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters

Visitors watched the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball in Vienna on Thursday night. The traditional ball was opened by the Austrian president and featured a musical program with soloists and artists from the Vienna Philharmonic and State Ballet before debutants were lead into the festivities with a Strauss waltz. Tickets started at $340 and a box costs as much as $25,000.

Image: Dancers of the state opera ballet perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna
Dancers of the state opera ballet perform at the Opera Ball in Vienna on Feb. 27. LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters
Image: Visitors dance at the Opera Ball in Vienna
Visitors dance at the Opera Ball in Vienna. LEONHARD FOEGER / Reuters