New Year’s Eve Ball – Tonight Imre Kálmán

December 31, 2018 at the Estonian National Opera

The atmosphere of this year’s ball is wrapped in the stirring music of Imre Kálmán and his life adventures. Visitors of the New Year’s Eve Ball will get an exclusive glimpse of the 2-act concert-performance that will have its premiere in January. The performance is about the life, works and love of Imre Kálmán, pickled with beloved music. The leading roles are sung by the legends of operetta, Hans Miilberg as Imre Kálmán and Helgi Sallo as his wife Vera. Opera Restaurant and cafés are open, come and dance to the big symphony orchestra or at a disco in Club Colombina. A glamorous touch will be added by Estonian Dream Big Band, Kaire Vilgats and Kalle Sepp. Come and enjoy an elegant party at the New Year’s Eve Ball brought to you by the Estonian National Opera!


The ball starts at 19.30, the doors of the Estonian National Opera will open at 18.30.
Welcome-drink is served until 19.30. The visitors of the Estonia Restaurant are expected to enter through the Winter Garden from 18.30.

18.30–01.00 Estonia Restaurant is open for pre-ordered meals in the Winter Garden.

18.30–19.30 Live music in the White Hall, cafés and bars are open.

19.30–20.15 Opening waltz and dancing in the Concert Hall, Estonian National Opera Orchestra.

20.35–21.30 Dancing in the Concert Hall, Estonian National Opera Orchestra.

20.15–21.30 Pre-ordered cold buffet in the Blue Hall (valid only with a ticket for the New Year’s Eve Ball).

20.45–00.30 Disco in Club Colombina, DJ Ammon.

21.40–22.50 Gala performance in the Theatre Hall. “Tonight Imre Kálmán”.

23.00–23.57 Dancing in the Concert Hall, Estonian Dream Big Band. Soloists Kaire Vilgats and Kalle Sepp.

23.58–00.00 New Year’s Eve greeting by the hosts of the evening.

00.00 HAPPY NEW YEAR in the Concert Hall.

00.01–00.45 Dance in the Concert Hall, Estonian Dream Big Band. Soloists Kaire Vilgats and Kalle Sepp.

Staging team

  • Conductor: Lauri Sirp
  • Soloists: Hans Miilberg, Helgi Sallo, Janne Shevtshenko, Helen Lokuta, Heli Veskus, Kristel Pärtna, Kristina Vähi, Juuli Lill, Triin Ella, Rauno Elp, René Soom, Urmas Põldma, Mehis Tiits among others.
  • Stage Director and the author of the idea: Jaak Jõekallas
  • Designer: Reili Evart
  • Choreographer: Hedi Pundonen
  • Costumes: Ülle Kogerman
  • Lighting Designer: Rasmus Rembel
  • Chorus Master: Elmo Tiisvald
  • Hosts of the evening are Triinu Leppik-Upkin and René Soom
  • Estonian National Opera Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra and the dancers of the Estonian National Ballet and the Estonian Dance Agency
  • We offer a possibility to book a table at the Estonia Restaurant for the whole night (18.30–01.00). Price 120 €/per person (menu attached), bar is open. Entrance through the Winter Garden door.
  • The theatre offers cold snacks in the Blue Hall at 20.15-21.30. Price of the snacks is 45 €. The price does not include alcoholic beverages. MENU
  • If you wish to enjoy the evening program, the price for the performance in the theatre hall including the dance ticket ranges from 45–76 EUR, a separate dance ticket costs 30 EUR.
  • To book a table: +372 6831210,
  • Dress code: dark suit.


  • M, 31 December 2018 / 19:30

    L price. 45-76 €.



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