Every year, Swarovski cooperates with an internationally recognized designer in the production of tiare for the debutantes of the Vienna Opera Ball.
Tiara for Vienna Opera Ball 2018 was designed by Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana, and they found inspiration in Mozart’s opera Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). The tiara contains 702 Swarovski crystals and six rose-colored enamel flowers.
The creative cooperation between the companies of Swarovski and the Vienna Opera Ball dates back to the 1950s.
“We are delighted that the 2018 Vienna Opera Ball tiara is designed by our long lasting collaborators – the incredible Dolce & Gabbana,” Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Swarovski Executive Board, said in a statement. “The debutantes have been wearing a Swarovski tiara at the opening ceremony of the Opera Ball since the 1950s, and we are honored to collaborate with these fantastic designers to continue this tradition.”
“I am thankful and thrilled about the wonderful relationship between the Wiener Staatsoper and Swarovski – and I am pleased that this grows stronger from year to year,’ Dominique Meyer, Director of the Vienna State Opera, added. “The beauty of this is that the thrilling fairy tale experience of the ‘Opernball’ becomes something very special, and not only for the debutants who have the honor of opening the ball with this unique Tiara.”
The upcoming Vienna Opera Ball is taking place on February 8, 2018 in Austria. This event on average, has 5,000 visitors, followed by nearly 1.5 million viewers. The Opera Ball is known all over the world as a traditional Vienna ball and gathers representatives of culture, economy, politics, sports and entertainment.