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The Swarovski Tiara is once again the crowning glory of the Vienna Opera Ball, designed to illuminate one of the most prestigious and highly anticipated cultural events in the Austrian calendar.
Capturing the magic of stars in the night sky, and with a graceful nod to the famous jewels of the beloved Austrian Empress Sissi, the 2023 Tiara was inspired by the Swarovski Stella jewellery family.
A true marriage of legacy and modernity, the Tiara is meticulously crafted to adorn the debutantes in a constellation of radiance. Each spellbinding piece is made with 435 clear crystals and features a central star with a dancing stone surrounded by shimmering shooting stars.
Alexis Nasard, Swarovski CEO, “The tiaras that Swarovski has created for decades for the Vienna Opera Ball are a symbol of the unique savoir-faire that is at the heart of our creations and a testament to a century long heritage of Swarovski history. This decades-long partnership unites two icons of Austrian culture in a display of beauty, creativity, and elegance. We are truly honored to be a part of this cultural tradition.”
Giovanna Engelbert, Swarovski Creative Director, says, “The Swarovski Tiara is as iconic as the Vienna Opera Ball itself, so I wanted to create a piece that reflects the beauty of this partnership. This year’s design is rooted in Austrian heritage with an uplifting sense of magic. The Sparkling Dance stone that seems to float magically in its center, is a spellbinding reminder to always wish upon a star and believe in your hopes and dreams.”
Bogdan Roscic, Director Vienna State Opera, says, “The entry of the Young Ladies’ and Young Gentlemen’s Committee is one of the highlights of the Vienna Opera Ball. This entry is quite literally crowned by the debutantes’ tiaras, which are once again provided by Swarovski this year. For many years now, Swarovski has been closely associated with the Opera Ball, an event of great international significance for Austria. We look forward to continuing this collaboration.”
Reflecting confidence and poise, 144 debutantes will open the Vienna Opera Ball with the Swarovski Tiara as a centerpiece, creating a blindingly beautiful and uplifting opening ceremony to an already stellar cultural event.
In a partnership that has held participants spellbound since its inception in the 1950s, Swarovski ushers in the annual Vienna Opera Ball with the wondrous promise of radiant Austrian heritage and a mesmerising crystal design.
The Vienna Opera Ball takes place at the Vienna State Opera on February 16, 2023.