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In Vienna, Moscow passed ball

February 2 2007

About 40 thousand euro was raised through donations and ticket sales during the first of the Moscow Ball ", which was held on the night of Friday in the Hall of the Vienna City Hall celebration. Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov announced that all the proceeds go to support the circus of a boarding school named after Yuri Nikulin.

The ball opened by the 33 pairs of the strains of the polonaise from Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin". Charming young Muscovites in white dresses danced with the Austrian men in the black evening dress.

With a greeting to the guests asked Yuri Luzhkov and his Viennese colleague Michael Häupl. According to them, "the Moscow Ball at Vienna should be the same tradition as the" Vienna Ball in Moscow, who conducted since 2003.

During the gala concert by leading soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre Anastasia Goryacheva and Denis Medvedev, the trio "Relic" and soloists of musical theater of Stanislavsky Hibla Gerzmava (soprano) and Michael Urusov (tenor) and others.

Played Symphony Orchestra Istropolis. Chief conductor of the ball was People's Artist of Russia Maxim Fedotov. There was the parade brass band headquarters of the Moscow Military District.
After the traditional to the "Vienna Balls" ad "waltz everything" started dancing.

Especially popular in this night was the quadrille. This dance is performed three times at the request of the audience. In between the dancing guests were treated to dishes of traditional Russian cuisine. Informs RIA Novosti.

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