On the June 29th Leo Stopfer had a great opportunity to present the series of his paintings united under the name „Signature Collection”. Presentation was a part of the cultural event “Artist and Prima Ballerina Talk” with the Painter of the Ballet-Stars Leo Stopfer and the Prima Ballerina of the Vienna State Opera Ketevan Papava and took place at Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna
The exhibition of the Leo Stopfer’s paintings „Förderpreisträger und Ehrenmitglieder des Ballettclubs, Stars des Wiener Staatsballetts“ at the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) was a part of the Season programme 2019/2020.
The paintings retrospective was located in the Marble Hall and in the balcony gallery and was available from the November 4th 2019 till the February 10th 2020.
On 12th of September 2018 Leo Stopfer had a big honor to meet personally a descendant of the House of Romanov, the president of the Romanov Family Association, Her Serene Highness Olga Andreievna Romanoff. Artist Leo Stopfer painted a portrait of Princess at her historical childhood home, Provender House.
On June 16th, 2018 Leo Stopfer presented his new painting of young Italian ballerina Elena Bottaro, who received this year Prize for Support and Encouragement of Balletclub of The Vienna State Opera and Volksoper.
The Ceremony took place at the hotel “The Harmonie Vienna” and was supported by the Balletclub’s President, Mrs. Ingeborg Tichy-Luger, the State Opera’s Director Dominique Meyer and Ballet Director Manuel Legris.
The “Ballettclub of Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper” celebrated 80th birthday of Rudolf Nurejew in the “Teesalon” of Wiener Staatsoper on March 13th, 2018. On invitation of Ingeborg Tichy-Luger, the president of the Ballettclub, Leo Stopfer was honored to present his painting of Rudolf Nurejew to Manuel Legris, the director of Wiener Staatsballett.
On December 28, 2017, almost a hundred years later, after Klimt left his studio forever for February 6, 1918, Leo Stopfer was honored to work with his muses in the atmosphere in which the great Klimt lived and worked. The result of this work are dozens of drawings and a large number of women’s portraits, united under the name “meine Musen / my muses”.