Semperoper at home

Home Concerts

Home concerts and video messages of our artists: Our ensemble members greet you with musical messages and insights into their home office, the dancers of the Semperoper Ballett show their training routine at home, the Semperoper Education takes you on a search for happiness 2.0 and members of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and our Staatsopernchor play and sing a wide range of musical pieces for you.

Harald Heim, Wechselhornist der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden, spielt unser 42. Wohnzimmerkonzert auf vier mal einem Horn: »Frippery #6« für Hornquartett von Lowell E. Shaw. Ton, Kamera, Schnitt & Realisation: Harald Heim.

Musiker der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden spielen gemeinsam mit Kantor Rainer Fritzsch unser 41. Wohnzimmerkonzert auf vier Trompeten und einer Orgel: Das ursprünglich für Louis Armstrong geschriebene Lied »What a Wonderful World«. Trompete: Mathias Schmutzler, Helmut Fuchs, Sven Barnkoth & Tobias Willner. Orgel: Rainer Fritzsch. Video & Schnitt: Oliver Franz. Ton: Wolfgang Franke.

Musiker der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden spielen gemeinsam mit Kantor Rainer Fritzsch unser 40. Wohnzimmerkonzert auf vier Trompeten und einer Orgel: »Tonight« aus Leonard Bernsteins Musical »West Side Story«. Trompete: Mathias Schmutzler, Helmut Fuchs, Sven Barnkoth & Tobias Willner. Orgel: Rainer Fritzsch. Video & Schnitt: Oliver Franz. Ton: Wolfgang Franke.

Mathias Schmutzler, Solotrompeter der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden, spielt unser 39. Wohnzimmerkonzert aus dem »großen Wohnzimmer« Natur: Das Volkslied »Guter Mond, du gehst so stille«.

Joseph Dennis, ensemble member of the Semperoper, and his twin brother Joshua Dennis sing our 38th home concert: The aria »Nessun dorma« from the opera »Turandot« by Giacomo Puccini. On the piano: Kristin Ditlow.

Musicians of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden play our 37th home concert on the viola: »Italian Concert«, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach. With: Florian Richter, Anya Dambeck, Marie-Annick Caron & Michael Horwarth, viola players of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden. Arrangement: Sabina Egea Sobral & Florian Richter. Sound and editing: Simon Rothe.

The string quartet »Tangente Quattro« plays our 36th home concert: The melody »Tabú« by the Cuban composer Margarita Lecuona – »con mojito«. »Tangente Quattro« are: Anja Krauß and Franz Schubert, violins (Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden), Heiko Mürbe, viola (Philharmonie Dresden) and Ulrich Rüger, violoncello (freelancer).

Franz Schubert, member of the 1st violins of the Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our 35th home concert on the violin: The bagatelle »L’Abeille« (»The Bee«) by the Dresden concert master and composer François Schubert.

Mathias Schmutzler, Principal Trumpet with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, and Matthias Grünert, cantor of the Frauenkirche Dresden, play our 34th home concert on trumpet and organ – »Sunday music« from the Frauenkirche: Pavel Josef Veijvanovsky, Sonata in G minor; Johann Sebastian Bach, Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe; Henry Purcell, The Queens Dolour; Georg Friedrich Händel, Bourrée from the Suite in D major; Georg Friedrich Händel, March from the Suite in D major. Realization: Sharon Mellnich.

Camilla Nylund, Klaus Florian Vogt and René Pape sing our 33rd home concert, accompanied by Jobst Schneiderat at the piano: The Trio No. 19 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s »Die Zauberflöte/The Magic Flute«. Idea & realisation: Alexander Brendel and Leopold Pape.

Anna Kudriashova-Stepanets, member of the Junges Ensemble, and her husband Dmitry Kudriashov sing and play our 32nd home concert: »Ochi chernye« (Black Eyes), one of the most famous Russian songs. The lyrics are taken from a poem by the Ukrainian writer and poet Yevhen Hrebinka, the melody is from the piece »Hommage-Valse Opus 21« by Florian Hermann.

Astrid von Brück (Principal Harp with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, right) and Johanna Schellenberger (Principal Harp from May 2020, left) play our 31st home concert: The end of »Parsifal«, which the two harps »fade away«. Johanna Schellenberger has recorded her part from Bavaria.

Bernd Schober, Principal Oboe with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, and Jobst Schneiderat, répétiteur at the Semperoper Dresden, play our 30th home concert in the Liebethaler Grund: The »Good Friday Music« from the opera »Parsifal« by Richard Wagner.

Nicolas Naudot, Principal Trombone with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, has quadrupled and plays our 29th home concert on the trombone: An arrangement of the overture to the opera »La traviata« by Giuseppe Verdi.

Susanne Branny, member of the 1st violins & Helmut Branny, member of the double basses with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, play our 28th home concert together with their son: The Concerto No. 1 »Spring« from Antonio Vivaldi’s »The Four Seasons«.

Nathan Giem, 1st Concertmaster of the 1st violins with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our 27th home concert: The 3rd movement »Andante« of the Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 by Johann Sebastian Bach. His message: »I wish all friends, colleagues and fellow house-bound concert-goers continued good health during this difficult time. Bleibt gesund!«

Susanne & Michael Neuhaus, Andreas Schreiber and Henry Pieper play our 26th home concert on the viola: TWV 40:201, »Concerto à 4 Viole No.1« by Georg Philipp Telemann. Susanne & Michael Neuhaus as well as Andreas Schreiber are members of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Henry Pieper is violist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

Matthias Henneberg, ensemble member of the Semperoper, sings together with his son Christian our 25th home concert: »Fürchte dich nicht« by Heinrich Schütz, accompanied by Liudmila Lokaichuk on the grand piano.

Katerina von Bennigsen, ensemble member of the Semperoper, sings our 24th home concert: »Over the Rainbow« by Harold Arlen, accompanied by Alexander Bülow at the piano.

Lukas Stepp, concertmaster of the 2nd violins with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our 23rd home concert on the violin: Recitativo and Scherzo by Fritz Kreisler.

Our 22nd home concert is an insight into the digital project »Horaison 2.0–When Happiness Comes Home« of our Education: warm-up, coordination and strength training, strengthening body awareness, voice exercises and more can also be done from home.

Joseph Dennis, ensemble member of the Semperoper, shows us in our 21st home concert his process of preparing a new opera role – Lensky from »Eugen Onegin«.

 

Simeon Esper, ensemble member of the Semperoper, would love to sing our 20th home concert, but a singer in home office is always a father and husband as well, so the door doesn’t stay closed for long.

Hrachuhí Bassénz, ensemble member of the Semperoper, sings our 19th home concert: an excerpt of her role Cio Cio San from the opera »Madama Butterfly« by Giacomo Puccini and an Armenian hymn from the 10th century.

Mathias Schmutzler, Principal Trumpet with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our 18th home concert on the trumpet and sends musical greetings from his green hill.

Stepanka Pucalkova, ensemble member of the Semperoper, sings our 17th home concert: The aria of Rosina from the opera »Il barbiere di Siviglia/The Barber of Seville« by Gioachino Rossini: »Sì, sì, la vincerò«–accompanied by Jobst Schneiderat at the piano.

Musicians of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresden Philharmonie play our 16th home concert: »Honey Pie« by The Beatles. With: Eva Dollfuß (violin), Jan Seifert (clarinet 1), Christian Dollfuß (clarinet 2), Simon Rothe (saxophone), Robert-Christian Schuster (bassoon 1), Philipp Zeller (bassoon 2), Thomas Eberhardt (bassoon 3 and piano). Arrangement: Simon Rothe.

Tilmann Rönnebeck, ensemble member of the Semperoper, sings, supported by his wife Katrin Böhnisch, our 15th home concert: The final words of Sarastro from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera »Die Zauberflöte/The Magic Flute«.

Jana Hohlfeld, 1st Soprano in our Staatsopernchor, shows us the everyday practice of a choir singer in her home office and takes us exclusively into her »practice bathroom«, where she can prepare herself undisturbed–at least most of the time.

Wolfram Große, Principal Clarinet, and Joachim Hans, Principal Bassoon with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, play our 14th home concert on clarinet and bassoon: The 2nd and 3rd movements from Duo No. 1, WoO No. 27 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Markus Brühl, 2nd Bass in our Staatsopernchor, sings our 13th home concert: The folk song »Kein schöner Land in dieser Zeit«.

Johanna Mittag, chamber musician and member of the 1st violins of the Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our twelfth home concert: pure improvisation.

The Semperoper Ballett stays at home. In the difficult times of the Corona crisis we would like to put a little smile on your face and invite you to the living rooms, kitchens and balconies of our dancers. The whole company sends dancing greetings and would like to thank all the people who are working tirelessly to make our care and health system work!

Our ensemble member Michal Doron sings our eleventh home concert: The end of Isabella’s aria »Cruda sorte« from the opera »L’italiana in Algeri/The Italian Girl in Algiers« by Gioachino Rossini.

Piotr Kaczmarcyk, pianist at the Semperoper Dresden, plays our tenth home concert on the piano: A short excerpt from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera »Die Zauberflöte/The Magic Flute«: »Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich...«

Martin Knauer, Assistant Principal Bass with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our ninth home concert alone in pairs on the double bass: »Duo for Cello and Double Bass« in D major by Jules Massenet.

Tobias Willner, Principal Trumpet with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays and sings our eighth home concert together with his daughter Johanna and the neighbours, family Welteroth: The »Ode to Joy« (»Freude schöner Götterfunken«) from the 9th Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Norbert Anger, Concertmaster of the cellos with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our seventh home concert on the cello: The »Sarabande« from the 1st Suite Cello Solo G Major by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Kammersängerin Christa Mayer, ensemble member of the Semperoper, greets us with short musical messages from the operas »Capriccio« by Richard Strauss and »Madama Butterfly« by Giacomo Puccini.

Friedrich Darge, 1st Bass in our Staatsopernchor, and Naomi Shamban, pianist at the Semperoper Dresden, sing and play our sixth home concert: Franz Schubert’s »Liebesbotschaft« from the Lied-collection »Schwanengesang«.

Zhi Yi, 1st Tenor in our Staatsopernchor, sings our fifth home concert: »Nessun dorma« from the opera »Turandot« by Giacomo Puccini. The opera »Turandot« will premiere in July 2021 in the Semperoper in the production of the French director Marie-Eve Signeyrole.

Kristina Fuchs, 2nd Alto in our Staatsopernchor, and Helmut Fuchs, Principal Trumpet with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, encourage us with their greetings.

Stephan Pätzold, Assistant Principal Viola with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our fourth home concert on the viola: The »Sarabande« by Johann Sebastian Bach from the Cello Suite No. 1 G major.

Jun Seok Bang, 1st Tenor in our Staatsopernchor, sings our third home concert: »Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert« (»Friends, life is worth living«) from the operetta »Giuditta« by Franz Lehár.

Johannes Wulff-Woesten, composer, conductor and pianist at the Semperoper Dresden, plays our second home concert on the grand piano: The waltz from Richard Strauss’ opera »Der Rosenkavalier«.

Uwe Kroggel, Assistant Principal Cello with Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, plays our first home concert on the cello: Camille Saint-Saëns’ »The Swan« from the »Carnival of the Animals«.