The famous Vienna Opera Ball has been an institution since 1935. It's a dazzling night out where etiquette is of the essence. We meet former construction tycoon Richard Lugner who this time invited US TV personality Kim Kardashian to his VIP box.
The German Press Ball in Berlin is one of the first balls of the season. Here are some of the most important black-tie dance galas coming up. Some are charity events, others are more about seeing and being seen.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
Nicknamed "the Elvis of opera," the world famous baritone has passed away at the age of 55 after a battle with brain cancer. Hvorostovsky kept giving concerts and recording up through his final months.
Once a year, the Vienna State Opera turns into the world's most famous ballroom. Its annual ball features dolled up debutantes and local and international celebrities, all moving to the three-four beat of the waltz.
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