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Partner der Semperoper - Die Gläserner Manufaktur

Where can I find out about changes to the list of performers and other info on the Semperoper Dresden?

An up-to-date list of performers and other information can be found on the Semperoper homepage. There you can also subscribe to our newsletter, which gives regular updates on any highlights and the current season’s programme.

FAQ

Is a spontaneous visit to the Semperoper Dresden possible?

Do you have a sudden urge to visit the opera house? Well, that shouldn’t be a problem - if you are lucky there will still be tickets available for purchase online or at the evening box office shortly before the curtain rises. Check the programme on our homepage for the availability of seats. Tickets can be printed out directly using the »Print@home« service or simply book by phone. It is also possible to book tickets online using your credit card, up to 2 days before the desired performance.

How much does it cost to use the cloakroom?

The cloakroom is free for all visitors to the Semperoper Dresden. Please note the insurance regulations on display.

Are children welcome in the opera house?

Children are not only permitted, they are expressly invited. The new venture Semperoper Junge Szene offers a diverse programme for both young and old on the rehearsal stage.
In addition to such educational attractions as visiting live rehearsals etc, there are also special events such as »Take 4« for schoolchildren, or the fairy tale-opera package suitable for the entire family and which can be enjoyed in the main auditorium. For further information please go to: LINK-Abos Apart from the above events which are designed for kids of all ages, we recommend that young children under the age of six do not attend performances in the Semperoper for their own protection.

Lost something?

Please inform cloakroom staff or door attendants of the loss of personal belongings, or phone 0351 49 11. We will do our utmost to assist you. We kindly ask you to pass on any items you may find to a member of staff.

Are any performances accompanied by supertitles?

Yes - from the 2010/11 season all operas will be presented with German-language supertitles. You also have the opportunity to purchase the libretti of rarely performed operas.

Are there introductory lectures?

Some introductions to the performed works are offered, although not for every event. You can find out from our homepage whether your performance is preceded by a short lecture. The introductions take place in the cellar restaurant of the Semperoper, 45 minutes before each performance.

Is it possible to enjoy artistry of the gastronomic kind?

Dresden’s starred chef and owner of the »Bean&Beluga« restaurant, Stefan Hermann, has taken over the Semperoper’s gastronomic services from the 2010/11 season. Before the curtain rises and during the intervals you can savour some exquisite delicacies at the foyer bars. If you want to spend a little more time then you can also visit the opera restaurant either before or after the performance. We recommend that you reserve a table by phoning 0351 44 00 880 0 or under semperoper@bean-and-beluga.de

Do I have to follow a certain dress code?

The Semperoper Dresden does not have an official dress code. Wear the clothes you feel most comfortable in, while bearing in mind that the opera house is a place where people like to see and be seen! At our special events such as galas or premieres it certainly won’t be out of place to wear a ball gown or a dinner jacket.

What can I take home as a souvenir?

DVDs, CDs and other gift items are available from our visitor service (Schinkelwache) or from the opera shop. There you can purchase recordings of opera productions such as the DVD of »Hänsel und Gretel« from the Semperoper, or the DVD of »Der Rosenkavalier«. A special souvenir is the new limited-edition sparkling wine from Saxon’s State Vineyard at Castle Wackerbarth, called »Gräfin Cosel«; it comes with a classic CD of famous female singers from the Semperoper. Fans of ballet can purchase pointe shoes. And there’s much, much more!

Can I take a guided tour through the opera house?

Newly designed thematic tours will immerse you in the exciting world of the Semperoper: you can choose from architecture, Dresden’s musical history, or anecdotes and scandals associated with the opera house. Whether as an activity day for kindergartens, an excursion for day-care centres or even a programme for school classes – the guided tours are suitable for all occasions and offer a playful and lively way for young visitors to discover the Semperoper.

Online bookings under www.semperoper-erleben.de

Further information available under +49 (0)351 320 736 – 0

Contact: info@semperoper-erleben.de

Can I take a guided tour through the opera house?

Newly designed thematic tours will immerse you in the exciting world of the Semperoper: you can choose from architecture, Dresden’s musical history, or anecdotes and scandals associated with the opera house. Whether as an activity day for kindergartens, an excursion for day-care centres or even a programme for school classes – the guided tours are suitable for all occasions and offer a playful and lively way for young visitors to discover the Semperoper.

Online bookings under www.semperoper-erleben.de

Further information available under +49 (0)351 320 736 – 0

Contact: info@semperoper-erleben.de

General Information

Please note that photography and sound recording is not permitted during performances. Visitors are requested to leave coats and large bags in the cloakroom, and food and liquids may not be taken into the auditorium.