Curtain up for the 2024-25 Season

The Semperoper gives wings to the imagination! - When the curtain rises again in the Dresden Opera House after the summer break, you are cordially invited to be inspired anew by exciting productions, classical masterpieces and extraordinary concert experiences.

For the 2024-25 Season, the newly appointed artistic director Nora Schmid and her team have put together a rich program of thrilling productions and new discoveries to touch hearts and minds alike. Once again this season, the Semperoper stages will be the setting for emotions and stories that will make you imagine and discover the world with different ears. The season opens with the brilliantly cast revival of The Flying Dutchman. (Did you know that Richard Wagner himself conducted the premiere of his romantic, dark opera here in Dresden in 1843 ...? ) Things then continue on a brighter note with the last new production of last season, Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz - exuberantly staged by Barbora Horáková -, Gioacchino Rossini's Spanish beard-cutter Il barbiere di Siviglia, the Three Nasty, Nasty Guys for big and small children in Semper Zwei, a hairy wedding in Mozart's beloved Le nozze di Figaro as well as a Semperoper soirée with the master piper, puppeteer, theater maker and and and and ...: Nikolaus Habjan.

After that, the Semperoper celebrates the first premiere of the new season with Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele in Dresden - meet a truly diabolical main character! To ensure that the whistling Beelzebub doesn't get too cocky in Dresden, Martina Gedeck offers him plenty of resistance as his antagonist. Before that, the Staatskapelle Dresden welcomes its new Chief Conductor, Maestro Daniele Gatti, who opens the first almost complete Mahler cycle in the orchestra's history in the first symphony concert of the season. Artistic Director Nora Schmid will give you an overview of everything that the 2024-25 Season has in store in terms of surprises, excitement and the long-awaited, as well as everything you always wanted to know about the Semperoper, during a musical stroll through the program on 14 September.
Or you can simply take a look behind the scenes one day later on the Semperoper Open Day. Immerse yourself with us in the world of music, theater and dance and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of the performances, but also by the Semperoper itself - which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season. Advance ticket sales have already begun - simply secure your tickets online at semperoper.de and experience culture in its most beautiful form.

Opera
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

Thu 29.08.2024,
7 pm
Opera

Benvenuto Cellini

Hector Berlioz
Opera
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

12 – 106 €
Fri 30.08.2024,
7 pm
Staatskapelle
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

36 – 67 €
Sat 31.08.2024,
7 pm
Opera

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

14 – 95 €
Tue 03.09.2024,
7 pm
Opera

Il barbiere di Siviglia

Gioachino Rossini
Opera
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

14 – 114 €
Wed 04.09.2024,
7 pm
Opera
Opera
First Performance

7 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

22 €
Fri 06.09.2024,
7 pm
Kids Opera
Kids Opera
First Performance

3 pm 
Semper Zwei

Sat 07.09.2024,
3 pm
Extra
Performance

5 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

12 €
Sat 14.09.2024,
5 pm
Extra
Performance

8 pm 
Theaterplatz

Sat 14.09.2024,
8 pm
Extra
Performance

11 am 
Semperoper Dresden

Sun 15.09.2024,
11 am
Ballet for kids
First Performance

10 am 
Kleiner Ballettsaal

Fri 20.09.2024,
10 am
Extra
Performance

6 pm 
Rundfoyer Semperoper

12 €
Mon 23.09.2024,
6 pm
Extra
First Performance

8 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

12 €
Wed 25.09.2024,
8 pm
Staatskapelle
Staatskapelle
Performance

8 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

10 €
Thu 26.09.2024,
8 pm
Opera

Mefistofele

Arrigo Boito
Opera
Premiere

6 pm 
Semperoper Dresden

22 – 124 €
Sat 28.09.2024,
6 pm