Monday, September 22, 2008
In 1966, as a token of gratitude for American aid during World War II, the Republic of Austria donated 11 iconic Swarovski chandeliers to the world famous Metropolitan Opera House. In July, Swarovski removed the iconic chandeliers, shipped them back to Austria and refurbished each and every crystal. This process included using the latest technology to replace over 50,000 custom-made crystals.
They have now been re-installed and the chandeliers will be unveiled at the The Metropolitan Opera House's Opening Night Gala, in celebration of their 125th anniversary, tonight, September 22nd.