Opera highlights with Christian Thielemann
A coproduction with the Salburg Easter Festival
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, 1 June 2020, 6 p.m., price category S2
»Der Ring des Nibelungen«
Tickets for the »Ring«-cycles may be ordered in writing only from 20 to 24 April 2020.
Remaining tickets for the individual performances can be purchased from 10 am on 1 September 2020.
»Das Rheingold« Fri, 29 January 2021, 6 p.m., price category P
»Die Walküre« Sun, 30 January 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
»Siegfried« Mon, 1 February 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
»Götterdämmerung« Wed, 3 February 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
»Das Rheingold« Son, 7 February 2021, 6 p.m., price category P
»Die Walküre« Mon, 8 February 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
»Siegfried« Wed, 10 February 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
»Götterdämmerung« Fri, 12 February 2021, 4 p.m., price category SON Ring
Sat, 8 May 2021, 6 p.m. , price category R (premiere)
Fri, 14 May 2021, 7 p.m. , price category N
Sun, 16 May 2021, 7 p.m. , price category K
Concert highlights with Christian Thielemann
»Symphony Concert No. 10« 2019/20
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
»Symphony Concert No. 1« 2020/21
Sun, 30 August 2020, 7 p.m., price category KON6
Tue, 1 September 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON6
»Symphony Concert No. 3« 2020/21
Sun, 18 October 2020, 11 a.m., price category KON6
Mon, 19 October 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON6
Tue, 20 October 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON6
»Symphony Concert No. 5« 2020/21
Sun, 13 December 2020, 11 a.m., price category KON6
Mon, 14 December 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON6
Tue, 15 December 2020, 8 p.m., price category KON6
New Year's Eve Concerts of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Wed, 30 December 2020, 6 p.m., price category KON13
Thu, 31 December 2020, 5 p.m., price category KON13
Alcina masters the standard repertoire of a sorceress. In her kingdom she entrances and abandons men as the mood takes her, scoffing traditional morals and institutions such as marriage. Her adversary, Bradamante, has set off in disguise to free her lover Ruggiero, who has fallen under Alcina’s spell. This late work of Georg Friedrich Händel’s contains some of his most beautiful arias and goes above and beyond the simplistic black-and-white narration of the libretto: Alcina, the self-centred sorceress, becomes a woman of passion whose love is eventually frustrated both by her own demands and social pressures. In the end the demise of her magical realm, a world of desire and fantasy, is not only regarded as a liberation, but also a sad loss.
The Mexican-French star tenor Rolando Villazón transposes the baroque opera spectacle »Platée« into a postmodern high school atmosphere. He exposes social cruelty and blind craval for social approval in a contemporary interpretation. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet-opera is one of the most unusual works of musical theatre from the 18th century and returns to the stage of the semperoper in April for three performances. The role of »Platée«, composed for tenor solo, is one of the parade roles of French baroque opera and will be interpreted by Philippe Talbot, celebrated for his lyrical baroque roles.
In April you will have the last opportunity for this season to experience Latvian soprano Maija Kovaleska in her classic role Mimì in »La bohème«, on of the most popular operas of the repertoires.
In »Madama Butterfly« Japanese director Amon Miyamoto and star designer Kenzō Takada offer a unique oriental perspective on the tragic Japanese-American liaison.
Sat, 25 April 2020, 7 p.m., price category K
Sun, 26 April 2020, 6 p.m., price category L (premiere)
In the internationally acclaimed ballet »Don Quixote« the eponymous hero initially undertakes a dream journey, then a real adventurous trip – always searching for his imaginary ideal of Dulcinea that has arisen from the novels. Although Aaron S. Watkin’s new ballet production is put in a more temporal context, it shows respect for the original ballet with its classical repertory of movements and creates a thrilling, musically shimmering atmosphere. The Soloist Christian Bauch slips again into the role of Don Quixote. His Doña Dulcinea del Toboso will be danced by First Soloist Sangeun Lee.