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2022-05-17 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine All the Belles of The Viennese Opera Ball

All the Belles of The Viennese Opera Ball

FORWARD, MARCH West Point Cadets at the 66th Viennese Opera Ball
Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC

On Friday, The Viennese Opera Ball introduced a melange of young accomplished women to society at the event’s 66th edition. The cross-cultural event — connecting Austria to America — enchanted Cipriani 42nd Street, creating a coming-out party two years in the making, all in support of the music therapy program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Photo by Michael Ostuni/PMC

The celebrated ladies took to the dance floor in coordinated choreography with their escorts, honoring a time-aged tradition inspired by their 1814 Austrian cousin: The Vienna Opera Gala. Accompanied by a full orchestra, the white-tie crowd was entertained by the West Point color guard, a midnight Quadrille, and performances by a Ukrainian baritone with a deft lightness of foot and opera superstar Nadine Serra. 

Spotted at the event were Samantha Mathis, Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig and TV personality Star Jones, Denise Rich, and gala chair Jean Shafiroff, who was decked out in a fluffy turquoise Milan Breton gown and boot post her foot surgery.

Silvia Frieser, David Alexander Jenkins, Jean Shafiroff, and Michael Spinks
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Emily Mohr, Cole Rumbough, Diana Bocsha, and Jolie Vanier
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Rebecca Morris, Summer Foley, and Yasmina Khal-Laayoun
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Lidiya Maltseva
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Katherine Vollenweider
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Mike Jean
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Jean Paul Laurent and Annabel Oreste
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Alice Lutz
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Emily Hoedl
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Arun Vivek, Anu Vivek, and Ramya Gowda
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Campbell Smith, Eileen Wang, and Cole Rumbough
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Marilyn Crawford
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Iurii Samoilov and Luisa Tuntuc
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Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin
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Dr. Luiza Petre and Timofey Shalnev
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Hans and Letizia Kobler
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Kevin Richards and Janna Bullock
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Sameer Chugh and Paola Rivero
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Claudia and Eduardo Mazzi
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