Visiting the Semperoper Dresden
Current events and highlights
In the season 2019/20, the Semperoper Dresden offers numerous programme highlights perfectly suited to you needs as tour operator, hotel manager or private group. We will let you know about special Highlights and remaining tickets.
Secure your place at our artistically thrilling and moving performances!
Your Group Service Team Monika Fiedler, Angela Incampo, and Fränze Wulf
Premieres for the season 2019/20
Enjoy great opera and ballet premieres in the season 2019/20:
»Il viaggio a reims/The Journey to Reims«,
Sat 28 September 2019, 6 p.m., price category K
»Le Grand Macabre«,
Sun 03 November 2019, 6 p.m., price category I
»Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«,
Sun 26 January 2020, 3 p.m., price category T
»The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein«,
Sat 29 February 2020, 6 p.m., price category K
Sun 26 April 2020, 6 p.m., price category L
Sat 23 May 2020, 6 p.m., price category S2 Opera
»The Other Wife« (World Premiere),
Wed 03 June 2020, 7 p.m., Special price 50 Euro p. P.
»Iphigenie auf Tauris« (Ballet by Pina Bausch),
Thu 05 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category H
»Vier letzte Lieder« (Ballet),
Fri 26 June 2020, 7 p.m., price category H
Overview of the premieres for the 2019/20 season
Christian Thielemann – overview of appearances in the season 2019/20
Opera Highlights with Christian Thielemann
»Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg«
A Coproduction with the Osterfestspiele Salzburg, the Tokyo Buka Kaikan and the New National Theatre, Tokyo
Sun, 26 January 2020, 3 p.m., price category T (Premiere)
Thu, 30 January 2020, 4 p.m., price category N
Sun, 02 February 2020, 3 p.m., price category R
Mon, 10 February 2020, 4 p.m., price category N
Sun, 16 February 2020, 3 p.m., price category R
A Coproduction with the Osterfestspiele Salzburg
Sat, 23 May 2020, 6 p.m., price category S2 Opera (Premiere)
Tue, 26 May 2020, 7 p.m., price category S1
Fri, 29 May 2020, 7 p.m., price category S2
Mon, 01 June 2020, 6 p.m., price category S2
Concert Highlights with Christian Thielemann
»Symphony Concert No. 5«
Sun, 15 December 2019, 11 a.m., price category KON
Mon, 16 December 2019, 8 p.m., price category KON
Tue, 17 December 2019, 8 p.m., price category KON
»New Year's Eve Concert with the Staatskapelle Dresden«
Mon, 30 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category S2
Tue, 31 December 2019, 5.15 p.m., price category S2
»Symphony Concert No. 6«
Sun, 12 January 2020, 11 a.m., price category KON
Mon, 13 January 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON
Tue, 14 January 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON
»Symphony Concert No. 8«
Sun, 08 March 2020, 11 a.m., price category KON
Mon, 09 March 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON
Tue, 10 March 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON
»Symphony Concert No. 10«
Thu, 30 April 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON
Fri, 01 May 2020, 7 p.m., price category KON
Sat, 02 May 2020, 11 a.m., price category KON
Autumn highlights 2019
Hungarian Rarities in November
Béla Bartóks only opera is based on the fairy tale of the woman-killing Bluebeard. In a musically extremely dense interpretation featuring seven mysterious, closed doors, the expressionist relationship drama will be brought to concertante perfomance by David Robertson.
In the anti-anti-opera »Le Grand Macabre« by the Hungarian composer György Ligeti you can expect a highly entertaining mix of medieval mystery play, absurd slapstick and black humour, that will end in an overslept apocalypse.
»Symphony Concert No. 4«
Tue 12 November 2019 8 p.m., price category KON
»Le Grand Macabre«
Wed 13 November 2019 7 p.m., price category E
Tips for your stay in Dresden:
Why not combine your visit of the Semperoper with a visit of the Federweisserfest from 7 to 9 September or the ballet in the vineyard at Schloss Wackerbarth , a baroque castle surrounded by vineyards in Radebeul district Niederlössnitz. The Saxon State Winery, which produces both still and sparkling wines, welcomes guests for both guided tours and tastings.
For further information or to book tickets, contact us by email at email@example.com or give us a ring under T+49 (0) 351 49 11 718.
Advent season & Christmas time
1. Colorful Advent
Immerse yourself in a fantastic and scaring world of E.T.A Hoffmann of »Tales of Hoffmann« or pay a visit to the penniless bohemians of »La bohème« in Paris, to follow the ups and downs between Rodolfo and his beautiful neighbour Mimi. For the first time, ballet lovers will experience a choreography by Pina Bausch, who created her dance-opera »Iphigenie auf Tauris« to the music of the opera of the same name by Christoph Willibald Gluck and presents a brillant interpretation of the story of the Greek princess Iphigenie with an intensive and impulsive vocabulary. Or take yourselves emotionally caught from pressing rhythms and a powerful as well as phenomenal prisoners‘ chorus in Verdis »Nabucco«. »The Magic Flute« stands for a lighter opera, which is not by chance one of the best known operas. Or you visit »Lucia di Lammermoor«, one of the truly great belcanto operas. Now, after 80 years »Lucia« can once again be enjoyed in a full-scale production on the Semperoper stage and the rarely deployed glass harmonica raises goose bumps during the famous Mad Scene of Lucia.
»Les Contes d’Hoffmann/Tales of Hoffmann«
Sun 01 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category H
Mon 02 December 2019, 12 a.m., price category B
»Iphigenie auf Tauris (Ballet)«
Son 05 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category H (Premiere)
Tue 10 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category F
Thu 12 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category F
Sun 15 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category F
Fri 06 December 2019, 7:30 p.m., price category O
»Die Zauberflöte/The Magic Flute«
Sat 07 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category T
Sat 14 December 2019, 7:30 p.m., price category T
»Lucia di Lammermoor«
Wed 18 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category H
2. Fabolous mix
For opera-fans, the Semperoper performs »Hansel and Gretel«, the timeless masterpiece of Engelbert Humperdinck. Originally written for his own family, this fairy tale came successfully to life as an opera piece.
»Hansel and Gretel«
Thu 19 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category N
Sat 21 December 2019, 6 p.m., price category N
This Christmas season the Semperoper brings again to life the classical ballett »The Nutcracker«. Let the dancers of the Semperoper Ballett take you to an enchanting journey into the land of the sweets and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in the Semperoper.
Sun 22 December 2019, 6 p.m., price category P
Mon 23 December 2019, 6 p.m., price category O
Wed 25 December 2019, 6 p.m., price category O
Thu 26 December 2019, 6 p.m., price category O
Tips for your stay in Dresden during advent season and Christmas time
Combine your visit to the Semperoper with a visit to the traditional Striezelmarkt in Dresden. The Christmas market opens from November 27th till December 24th and celebrate this year its 585th anniversary. Besides the Striezelmarkt you can visit one of the many, tiny, beautiful Christmas markets that illuminate Dresden in the Christmas season (in the Stallhof, with its historical character, at the Frauenkirche, at the Neumarkt or in Dresden-Loschwitz). The historical Saxony Steam Cruise Company offers during the Christmas season also several trips along the river Elbe. For those who would like to discover the area around Dresden, the Christmas market in Radebeul-Altkötzschenbroda and the Schloss Wackerbarth are a pleasure for the eyes as well as for the senses.
Many of Dresden’s museums remain open to visitors on public holidays. You can soak up the atmosphere of the medieval Christmas market in the Stallhof in Dresden Castle until the end of the year. Moritzburg Castle is located about 15 km from Dresden. You can organize a tour of the castle for your guests, explore the nearby Fasanenschlößchen (Little Pheasant Castle), take a horse-drawn sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the Moritzburg woods and visit the local game reserve as well as the winter exhibition of the classic fairy-tale »Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella«. Nestled amongst the vineyards of Radebeul, Schloss Wackerbarth is a Baroque castle located in the district of Niederlößnitz. The Saxon State Winery, which produces both still and sparkling wines, welcomes guests for both guided tours and tastings. With a history stretching back a thousand years, the nearby town of Meissen is internationally renowned for its china. The manufacture of this first European porcelain began there in 1710. If you are interested, we can send additional tips and personal recommendations to make your guests’ stay in Dresden at the turn of the year 2019/20 an unforgettable experience.
Going to Dresden at the turn of the year
This season the New Year’s Eve concerts will take place on 30 and 31 December 2019 under the lead of principal conductor Christian Thielemann. With its mixture of Viennese charm and chinoiserie, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta »The Land of Smiles« is brimming with wit and wonderful melodies.
ZDF will broadcast the concert on 31 December live from 5:30 p.m.
Johann Strauss’s »The Bat« is a showpiece of classic Viennese operetta and will guarantee a swinging start into the new year.
On 2 January 2020 you will see with »Lucia di Lammermoor« certainly one of the truly great bel canto operas and Tuuli Takala and Aleksev Isaev as they will shine as Lucia and Lord Enrico Ashton.
Or come and visit Rodolfo and his Bohemian friends in Paris on 4 January in a performance of Giacomo Puccinis popular opera »La bohème« in the equally popular staging by Christine Mielitz.
Don’t delay – secure remaining tickets for your guests while there’s still time.
»New Year's Eve Concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden«
Mon 30 December 2019, 7 p.m., price category S2*
Tue 31 December 2019, 5:15 p.m., price category S2*
*Only few tickets available
»Die Fledermaus/The Bat«
Wed 01 January 2019, 5 p.m., price category 0
»Lucia di Lammermoor«
Thu 02 January 2019, 7 p.m., price category I
Fri 03 January 2020, 7 p.m., price category J
Sun 05 January 2020, 4 p.m., price category J
Sat 04 January 2020, 7 p.m., price category K
Conditions for group ticket sales season 2019/20
Dear business partner,
we have revised the sales conditions for group bookings for the current season:
TERMS FOR EARLY BOOKINGS
You are required to pay a deposit on bookings for performances that are more than 8 months hence. This deposit must be paid within 8 weeks of the booking date. The final invoice will be sent to you 4 months before the performance date. This must be settled within 4 weeks.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
You are required to pay a deposit on bookings for performances that are less than 8 months hence. This deposit must be paid within 4 weeks of the booking date. The final invoice will be sent to you 4 months before the performance date. This must be settled within 4 weeks.
If the desired performance is within the next 5 months then you will receive an invoice for full payment, which must be settled within 4 weeks.
SPECIAL TERMS APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES
- - Opera and ballet premieres at the Semperoper Dresden
- - Performances of Don Carlo
- - Symphony concerts of the Staatskapelle Dresden
- - New Year’s Eve concert of the Staatskapelle Dresden, 30 and 31 December 2019
When booking tickets to any of these events, you will receive an invoice for full payment to be made no later than 8 weeks after the date of booking.
Complete terms of sale for groups for the season 2019/20 with the conditions for ticket returns, special terms as well as conditions for group reservations for more than 200 persons published in our Sales Guide (Download).