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Austrian Embassy Viennese Opera Ball May 16, 2014

International Club of DC and Lyrica Artists cordially invite you to experience an exquisite Viennese Opera Ball at the Embassy of Austria. The evening begins with a magnificent classical music and opera concert performance featuring rising stars of the operatic stage Yulia Petrachuk (soprano) and Denis Sedov (bass), performing the works of Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Tosti, Gounod, Bizet, Debussy, Mozart, Strauss, and Lehar.

Due to limited seating capacity, the event is expected to sell out well in advance and there will be ABSOLUTELY no door sales.

Purchase your tickets individually or let me know and I will purchase a block of tickets.  ([masked])  Let me know if you want General admission or VIP admission and I will be happy to purchase a block of tickets.  I will let you know the ticket price and fees.

Following the concert indulge in a Viennese celebration of music, wine, dinner, & dance! The evening includes a delectable dinner buffet of Viennese cuisine along with Austrian wine served at the open bar. The evening concludes with dancing to the music of a classical quartet performing Viennese waltzes and other beloved compositions so you can dance the night away in the ballroom of one of Washington's most magnificent embassies. The Viennese Opera Ball is expected to be equally well attended by both singles & couples. Join us on your own or with friends to experience a magical night of music, wine, dinner & dance as you meet & socialize with ICDC members. Tickets are only $65 for a very limited time. Please reserve your tickets soon, as capacity is limited.

We look forward to seeing everyone again for an unforgettable Viennese Soiree! --------
Requested Attire: Black Tie or White Tie requested. Business or cocktail attire optional. Tentative Agenda (Agenda is subject to change)
6:30 PM VIP Admission. Champagne reception with Viennese music performed by the quartet. VIP guests will have first preference for preferred seating

7:15 PM General Admission 7:30 PM Welcome remarks followed by opera performance 8:45 PM Dinner is served with open bar Quartet performs waltzes for dancing 11:30 PM Evening ends Please arrive at the Embassy on time to meet other attendees prior to the opera performance. Seating is assigned on a first-come basis and you are highly recommended to arrive at your designated time of admission. The concert is expected to begin shortly after 7:30 PM with the buffet dinner reception expected to commence at about 8:45 PM with dancing to follow.

Discounted General Admission Tickets are only $65 for a very limited time.Includes: Admission at 7:15 PM, opera performance, Austrian dinner buffet, desserts and wine served at the open bar along with dancing to a classical quartet performing waltzes and other dance music.

Discounted VIP Tickets are only $80 for a limited time.Make your Viennese Opera Ball experience even more memorable with champagne and a special VIP reception. In addition to General Admission benefits, VIP ticket holders are entitled to expedited check-in at 6:30 PM with a special pre-gala VIP champagne reception. VIP Guests also have first preference for preferred seating for the opera performance before General Admission commences at 7:15 PM. 

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  • Debbie H.

    Opera was nice, but too long. Ball was nice, but very few single men as dance partners. A nice group meetup gals in attendance. I probably won't attend another similar event ... It wasn't worth $85.

    May 17, 2014

    • Peggy P.

      I am so happy for you. Rush hour traffic and poor directions to the event kept me away. I would have enjoyed it. oh well

      May 17, 2014

    • Joanie

      Sorry you missed it Peggy but I bet there are many more waltzes in your future.

      May 17, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Great people, great music, great food & dancing. I had a wonderful time.

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Joanie, are you riding with us?

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Joanie

      Yes. On way now. Is this the Giant on Lee hwy near Spout Run?

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am unable to attend. I am dealing with a roof leak.

    May 16, 2014

    • Kay

      Sorry to hear about your roof leak and that you can't join us tonight.

      May 16, 2014

    • Debbie P

      So sorry Walt I was looking forward to meeting you.

      May 16, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Debbie, I'm driving a purplish Toyota highlander. My phone is[masked]

    May 16, 2014

  • Joanie

    It is good to get there right at 630 as the email the International Club sent today's says that the VIP reception only lasts one -half hour and preferred seating starts at 7

    May 16, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Debbie & Joanie, I do not want to be late and have to search for parking ... Let's meet at 5:30 rather than 5:45...

    2 · May 15, 2014

  • Donna M.

    Sorry Walt; no fun - roof leak.
    Meanwhile, those of us going are all planning to meetup at the VIP pre-gala. Hope the rain stops before the doors open.

    May 16, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Debbie that will work out well. The Giant store is only 27mi from me. The embassy is only 5.4mi/18" from Giant. We should meet at 5:45-6pm.

    May 14, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      You're welcome to join us ... I can fit four easily in my car.

      May 15, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      Do you really think it will take longer than 45 minutes.

      May 15, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    Debbie, may I carpool with you? I have a VIP ticket, also. I'll be happy to pay for gas and parking.

    May 13, 2014

    • Peggy P.

      My email address: [masked]

      May 15, 2014

    • Peggy P.

      I can meet you at your house or the Giant Store, whatever you think is easiest.

      May 15, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Of course you can Peggy. Can you meet Debbie Hahn @ the Giant @ 3115 Lee Highway, Arlington?

    May 14, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      Peggy, we'll meet somewhere near Fairfax and then head towards Arlington.

      May 14, 2014

  • Debbie P

    rt 4 is Pennsylvania Ave from East of DC. Rt 301 is North & South from Bowie to Waldorf. So, I am totally on the opposite side of DC than y'all. For that reason I said it would be much easier for both you & Peggy to either have me P/U you both near Fairfax (where U R) & Burke (where Peggy is). I also called the Embassy & they said no valet service but felt there would be plenty of parking since the other Embassy's will be closed.

    May 13, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      Let me see if there is a more convenient place for us to meet than over here

      May 14, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      There is a Giant Grocery Store @ 3115 Lee Highway in Arlington. It is at the intersection of Route 66 and Lee Highway. It is probably a more convienent place for you. We could meet there and take one car into DC. Is that easier/faster for you?

      May 14, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Debbie & Peggy I just reviewed my GPS and it appears you both are near each other (Burke & Fairfax). I would be more than happy to pick you both up. Is there possibly a place you both could meet to park your cars & I could pick you both up at? Let me know. Looking forward to having a great time. We also need to remember this is a Friday night & plan accordingly for traffic etc.

    May 13, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      Debbie, do you mean route 301 and route 4? I can't find them on the map. What town are you located in? What route will you be taking?

      May 13, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Debbie how do you come up from VA? Can you come up 301 to 4 (Pennsylvania Ave)? Peggy where will you be coming from? I have an SUV so we'll have plenty of room, we just need to figure out logistics.

    May 13, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    I'm coming from Fairfax VA and willing to carpool. I have a VIP ticket, so planning to arrive about 6:15.

    May 13, 2014

  • John C.

    Limited parking but first come first serve. They have had valet parking in the past.

    May 13, 2014

  • Debbie P

    Is there parking available? If not, has anyone thought about carpooling? I would rather not take the Metro, bus & walk in a formal gown. I live near 301 & 4.

    May 13, 2014

  • John C.

    Jeff glad you found a solution

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just got home yesterday after five days in the hospital. I had foot surgery on Monday, so won't be very mobile for a while. I'm undecided about whether to attend this event or not. I would probably be wearing a surgical shoe on one foot and a tuxedo shoe on the other. Since I won't be able to walk much, let alone dance, my motivation for dressing up in a really uncomfortable costume (aka, a tuxedo) is somewhat diminished. That motivation was basically to impress one or more of the ladies with my willingness to learn to do at least a simple waltz step. If any of you know someone who would like to attend this event, but perhaps decided too late to get a ticket, I would be willing to sell mine.

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Selling my ticket to Bailey's Mom, will have to find some other way to impress one or more of the ladies.

      1 · April 20, 2014

    • Debbie H.

      Jeff ... No need to impress us, most of us are just looking for a nice guy ...

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    Jeffery, so sorry to hear about your foot. Hope it heals up very quickly. Debbie, I will wear a formal gown..

    April 18, 2014

    • Debbie P

      Thanks Peggy. Now just a matter finding one. LOL

      April 20, 2014

  • John C.

    Jeff you can call ICDC and let th know you are selling the ticket and to whom. They can do the transfer.

    April 19, 2014

  • Joanie

    Jeff so sorry about your surgery. However I think you should come anyway and impress all the ladies with your surgical shoe! You probably waltz better in that than I do in my dance shoes!

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, right now I don't waltz at all, my plan was to take a couple of lessons before the big event. At the moment, I am under Dr.'s orders not to put my weight on the affected foot at all. I am inclined to wait and see how quickly my foot heals before making a final decision.

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Donna M.

    I will wear a formal.

    March 30, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    So, who is wearing a formal and who is wearing cocktail dress ...

    March 30, 2014

  • Kay

    John, interested in VIP ticket if you get them in bulk. I got married years ago on May 16, had knee ACL surgery that day so the waltz will be something new for that date.

    March 24, 2014

    • Joanie

      Kay did you see John 'a note? We are to purchase our own as he did not receive a reply from the organizer on discount. Everybody got VIP

      March 28, 2014

    • Kay

      Joanie, I did see John's post and I bought a ticket already. Thanks for looking out for me!

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Joanie

    I also have purchased a VIP ticket

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have purchased a a VIP ticket for this event.

    March 28, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    Parking at embassy? Perhaps should we carpool in groups?

    March 28, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    John, I figured out the system! I have purchased a VIP ticket for the event.

    March 28, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    John, I have tried to purchase a VIP ticket, but the website won't accept my username. I have offered at least 5 usernames. Do I have to join the club in order to purchase a ticket?

    March 28, 2014

  • John C.

    All, I have not heard anything from the organizers. Please go ahead and purchase your own ticket. Once I know who is going with VIP tickets (I bought a VIP tkt also), then I will try to get us grouped together. Please go ahead and buy your ticket yourself prior to their selling out.

    March 28, 2014

  • Joanie

    Please let me know if you purchase a block--there are member and nonmember prices. Also when are the next waltz lessons at Glen Echo or other places?

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      John:

      March 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      John: Yes I would like a VIP ticket also.

      March 27, 2014

  • Joanie

    John, I would like a VIP ticket also if that is what everyone else is getting--even though I am really not that "important" a person as the rest of you, LOL. Any word about whether you can buy in bulk with your discount?

    March 25, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    On second thought, I would like a VIP ticket, also.

    March 25, 2014

  • Donna M.

    I also purchased a VIP ticket.

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    VIP ticket purchased.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Debbie H.

    Ticket purchased ...

    March 24, 2014

  • Peggy P.

    I would be interested in a general admission ticket.

    March 24, 2014

  • John C.

    I have written the organizer to see if I can purchase a block of tickets as a member for our folks. Awaiting his reply.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Donna M.

    Buy your tickets directly from the ICDC
    https://tickets.internationalclubdc.com/PurchaseEventTicket.aspx?EventID=C37F815B-172F-4FA5-90D2-1396AF0FE712
    I will get a VIP ticket so I can be there early.

    March 24, 2014

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