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Whether on stage as a singer, dancer or musician, behind the scenes as a lighting technician, prop master or stage technician, in other theatrical departments as a theatrical sculptor, decorator, wardrobe mistress or dresser, or whether your skills are in accountancy, human resources, dramaturgy or media – exploit your interests and creativity to become part of our team at the Semperoper and the Saxon State Theatres.

Please note that most of our vacancies are available in German only.

Opera singers Junges Ensemble  

Bühneneingang der Semperoper DresdenJulia Muzychenko bei der »Auftakt!«-Veranstaltung vor der Sächsischen Staatskapelle auf der Bühne der SemperoperMateusz Hoedt im Rahmen einer »Semper Bar« in Semper Zwei

The Saxon State Theatres (Semperoper Dresden) are looking for

Opera singers Junges Ensemble / Soprano, Mezzosoprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass

for the seasons 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Applications will be accepted from opera singers of all nationalities who are at the beginning of their professional careers. There is an age restriction of 30 years, and a basic working knowledge of the German language is desirable.

The programme membership lasts two years. All members of the Junges Ensemble will receive a monthly allowance which is similar in amount to a basic stage contract.

Application documents:
Please send us a current CV, photo and list of repertoire, as well as a short audio sample (CD/DVD/mp3/link).

The selection of new members for the Junges Ensemble programme is by audition. After reviewing the application documents, selected singers will be invited to Dresden. The Auditions will be hold in March & April 2023. Audition requirements are as follows:

  • four opera arias

A written application will not necessarily result in an invitation to audition. The Semperoper Dresden reserves the right to deny applications without supplying reasons. Applications sent via agencies will not be considered.

Foreign applicants will only be invited to audition when the necessary travel documentation (visa, residency permit, work permit) has been obtained.

Unfortunately, we are unable to return your application documents. Please note that we will not reimburse travel and hotel expenses.

Please send your application until 2023/01/10 to the following address:

Semperoper Dresden
Opera Administration
c/o Georg Budányi
Keyword: Junges Ensemble
Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden


Semperoper Ballett: information on auditions

The application deadline for the season 2023/24 audition has passed. We will publish future calls for application at this place and will be happy to receive your application.


Saxon State Theatres
Dresden State Opera and Dresden State Theatre
HR Department
Theaterplatz 2
01067 Dresden