Daniela Fally finished her degree in opera studies at the Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts with distinction (class of Helena Lazarska, Lied and Oratorio with Edith Mathis). Prior to this she completed courses in theatre studies, musical comedy and acting, with a final diploma in the performing arts (likewise with distinction). For her exceptional achievements during her vocal studies she was awarded the Award of Honor (“Würdigungspreis”) of the University of Music and the Performing Arts. Daniela Fally has trodden the boards since she was nineteen years of age, at first in straight theatre, later in musical comedy and eventually in opera.
In June 2006 she was awarded the Eberhard Waechter Medal for Singing for her interpretation of Adele (Die Fledermaus). She has been under contract to the Vienna State Opera since the 2009/10 season, where she has performed such roles as Zerbinetta (Ariadne), Sophie (Rosenkavalier), Oscar (Ballo in maschera), Rosina (Barbiere di Siviglia), Fiakermilli (Arabella), the Italian singer (Capriccio) and as Adele (Fledermaus. Before this she was a member of the Volksoper ensemble for four years (2005-2009), which gave her the opportunity of working through a wide-ranging repertoire.
Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia will accompany the Ball, playing the traditional Viennese Waltz among other selections that will entice you onto the dance floor.
Truly Nova Scotia’s orchestra, with a home base in Halifax and performances across the province, Symphony Nova Scotia reaches more than 50,000 Nova Scotians of all ages each year with some of the most innovative concerts and educational offerings in the country.
The National Ballet of Canada
One of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada was founded in 1951 by Celia Franca. A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, since 2005. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development of Canadian choreographers.
The Classics have been one of the most popular dance bands in Halifax for over 25 years. Formed in the late 1980's, the band has entertained audiences at hundreds of corporate events, conventions, weddings, clubs and private functions. The seven-member band features six vocalists, including one female lead vocalist and two male lead vocalists, horns and a dynamic rhythm section. The Classics song list is a collection of timeless chart-topping dance music from the 60's and 70's. From the soulful sounds of Motown and classic R&B to the hottest dance hits of the disco era, The Classics perform the songs that everyone knows and loves to dance to. Check out The Classics song list. Over the years, The Classics have gained a solid reputation as an entertaining, upscale, professional band that consistently delivers a great show every night. When The Classics are providing the soundtrack, people get up on their feet and dance all night long!
The Intensive Training Program (ITP) is designed for serious young dancers ages 8 and up who are interested in a concentrated and focused study of dance. Based on a multidisciplinary approach to dance education with ballet training at its core, ITP is a well-rounded multi-year program that includes training in ballet, jazz and modern.
Halifax Dance’s Young Company (YoCo) gives gifted young artists the opportunity to complement their technical training with valuable performance experience. The company offers dancers the tremendous experience of performing in works created with and for them by some of the best choreographers in the country. YoCo dancers are featured each year in Symphony Nova Scotia's highly successful annual production of The Nutcracker. Company alumni are all over the world performing, creating, teaching and shaping the future of our art form.
Princess Louise Fusiliers
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Princess Louise Fusiliers is a light infantry unit of the Canadian Forces Reserve. The Regiment traces its history to the founding of Halifax in 1749, and has carried on the tradition of citizen-soldiering through two world wars and numerous expeditionary and domestic operations, most recently CAF operations in Afghanistan. Today, the Fusiliers are a well-equipped and well-trained component of the Reserve Force, contributing to the light infantry and mountain operations capability of the Canadian Army.