Special Client Events

A glamorous evening with Hilary Swank and Paul Potts at the Vienna Opera Ball 2013
Salus Alpha had the chance again to attend the 57th Vienna Opera Ball with clients from the Middle East and the United Kingdom. Also guests in the Salus Alpha Box were Hollywood star Hilary Swank and Opera Singer Paul Potts. Just like everybody they were visibly impressed by the glamour and elegance of this special event.

Hilary Swank got to know Oliver Prock last year in January 2012 at the Cinema for Peace Gala in L.A. supporting Sean Penn’s ”J/P Haitian Relief Organization“. After telling her so much of the beautiful city Vienna and the Opera Ball Hilary Swank happily followed Oliver Prock’s invitation and came to this year’s Ball.
Also Paul Potts was happy to join as well since Oliver Prock and Paul Potts met on occasion of the Olympic Games in London 2012.

The Vienna Opera Ball is a world-famous and very unique event. All women are wearing long elegant dresses and the men are all in tails. That’s where this year’s adventure for Salus Alpha as host started. (we seem to have a little adventure every year :))

The tail of a guest got lost on his flight to Vienna. Everybody can imagine how difficult it can be to arrange a tail in the right size 2 hours before the Opera Ball. Making the impossible possible we organized 2 tails in two different sizes, a tailor who had the time to fit the tail to the right size, brought the tails to our guests hotel for fitting, took them back to the tailor shop to make the changes and brought the perfect fitting tail back to him.

With the prefect dresses for the ladies and the fitting tails for the gents all Salus Alpha guests had a wonderful and unforgettable evening. The opening ceremony started with the ballet students, the corps de ballet and the first soloists dancing. Then the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, conducted by the General Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, performed the overture of Mozart’s The Clemency of Titus and accompanied two outstanding soloists from the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera – Valentina Naforniţă and Adam Plachetka.
“It was impressing as every year!” Oliver Prock, CEO of Salus Alpha said. “The ballet, the music, the whole atmosphere is so glamorous and stunning. Hilary, Paul have never seen an event like this and I believe there is no other event like this. It’s unique and a very special part of the Viennese tradition. I am really happy I could share this wonderful evening with all our wonderful clients and friends around me.”