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New Year´s Eve with Ball im Savoy in State Opera

Paul Abraham

Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2023 at the State Opera!

The State Opera
Special event
English subtitles

Choose date

    December 2022

    Saturday 31. 12.

    Special event
    English subtitles

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    7 hours 30 minutes, 1 intermission


    In Czech, subtitles in Czech, English

    Program of the New Year's Eve evening:
    • Welcome drink and buffet
    • First part of the operetta
    • Main buffet
    • Second part of the operetta 
    • Free entertainment
    • Midnight toast
    • Free entertainment (live band, food and drinks)

    A unique New Year’s Eve celebration with opera stars, live music, dancing, delicious food and the witty operetta “Ball im Savoy”.


    • 2022-2023


    Stage director
    Martin Čičvák
    Set design
    Hans Hoffer
    Costume design
    Georges Vafias
    Lighting design
    Jan Dörner
    Chorus master
    Adolf Melichar
    Video projection
    Michael Hoffer

    About New Year´s Eve in State Opera

    New Year’s Eve celebration at the opera

    Join us for a glamourous evening full of good entertainment, dance and music performed by the Opera soloists and State Opera Orchestra. The operetta revue “Ball im Savoy” will take you to the French Riviera on a wave of jazz rhythms. The plot is full of love sparks, twists and witty humour, just perfect for the last day of the year. During the whole evening until early morning hours, you will be served delicacies created and prepared by Zátiší Catering. After a midnight toast on the State Opera stage, you can dance accompanied by a live band and celebrate 2023. A unique social and gastronomic experience awaits you in the wonderful surroundings of the historic State Opera building.

    Evening Programme

    18:30 welcome drink and buffet
    19:30 first part of the operetta
    20:40 main buffet
    21:45 second part of the operetta 
    23:00 free entertainment                              
    00:00  midnight toast
    00:00-03:00 free entertainment (live band, food and drinks)

    Dress code: black tie

    About Ball im Savoy operette

    “Ball im Savoy” by the composer Paul Abraham, "the king of jazz operetta", is a colourful story, full of musical hits, funny conspiracies, confusions and love sparks. The main storyline is the questionable fidelity of a newly married couple. Aristide and Madeleine return home to Nice after their one-year honeymoon, where their friends are already impatiently waiting for them. The idyll is disrupted by an unexpected telegram from Aristide’s ex-lover Tangolita, who wants to secretly meet Aristide at a famous ball at the Savoy Hotel. Madeleine soon discovers Aristide’s plan for a secret meeting, which he concocts together with his friend, the Turkish attaché Mustafa Bey, and decides to go to the ball in disguise as well. We won’t reveal who else intervenes in the story, or how it will all turn out... The story of love, enchanting melodies of jazz, Hungarian czardás, tango, Viennese waltz and klezmer.

    Menu by Zátiší

    Attention: Singers will be equipped with ports during the performance.

    Practical information („What to wear?“ and „Buffets at the State Opera“), which can be found below the photo gallery, is not related to this event.


    Photo and video gallery


      Practical information

      Where to buy tickets

      The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 November at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of April 2023.

      When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.

      What to wear?

      By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

      Parking at the State opera

      While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

      Buffets at the State Opera

      No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

      Menu (PDF, 70 kB)