Premieres 2019/20

Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Moses and Aron

Grand opéra in three acts von Arnold Schönberg Poetry by the composer Performed in German with German and English supertitles

There are currently no further performances scheduled this season.
Opera Premiere  Semper Zwei

Satyricon

Chamber Opera in one act | Bruno Maderna Libretto by Ian Strasfogel and Bruno Maderna Performed in German, French, English, Italian and Latin with German supertitles

There are currently no further performances scheduled this season.
Ballet Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Labyrinth

Four-part ballet evening | George Balanchine / Martha Graham / Ohad Naharin / Joseph Hernandez

Next Performance
Friday, 13 March 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Ariadne auf Naxos

Opera in one act and a prologue von Richard Strauss Text by Hugo von Hofmannsthal Performed in German with German and English supertitles

There are currently no further performances scheduled this season.
Junge Szene Premiere  Semper Zwei

Häuptling Abendwind / Chief Abendwind

Buffo operetta in one act, text by Léon Battu and Philippe Gille German version by Bettina Bartz Performed in German

Next Performance
Friday, 29 May 2020
Ballet Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Carmen

Ballet in two acts von Johan Inger

Next Performance
Monday, 30 March 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Die verkaufte Braut / The Bartered Bride

Comic opera in three acts von Bedřich Smetana Libretto by Karel Sabina, German version by Kurt Honolka, using some passages by Carl Riha and Winfried Höntsch Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Next Performance
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Platée

Ballet bouffon in a prologue and three acts von Jean-Philippe Rameau Text by Adrien-Joseph Le Valois d’Orville Performed in French with German and English supertitles

Next Performance
Monday, 29 April 2019
Opera Premiere  Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychose

Chamber opera in one act after Sarah Kane (2016) von Philip Venables German by Durs Grünbein Performed in German

Performance
Friday, 26 April 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi Text by Temistocle Solera Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

Performance
Saturday, 25 May 2019
Junge Szene Premiere  Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children from the age of 8 and adults | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Houston Thomas / James Potter / Michael Tucker Scenario by Julie Stearns

Performance
Saturday, 8 June 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer Text by Eugène Scribe and Émile Deschamps Performed in French with German and English supertitles

Performance
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Il viaggio a Reims /
The Journey to Reims

Dramma giocoso in one act | Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Giuseppe Luigi Balloco Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

Performance
Saturday, 28 September 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Le Grand Macabre

Opera in two acts | György Ligeti Libretto by Michael Meschke and Gyorgy Ligeti, based on Michel de Ghelderode’s drama »La Balade du Grand Macabre« Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Performance
Sunday, 3 November 2019
Ballet Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Iphigenie auf Tauris

Dance-opera in four acts after Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera of the same name | Pina Bausch Libretto by Nicolas Francois Guillard, German version J. B. v. Alxinger and Ch. W. Gluck

Performance
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Opera Premiere  Semper Zwei

Der goldene Drache

Music theatre | Peter Eötvös Libretto by Roland Schimmelpfennig after the play of the same name, set to music by Peter Eötvös Performed in German

Performance
Friday, 13 December 2019
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Opera in three acts | Richard Wagner Libretto by the composer Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Performance
Sunday, 26 January 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein

Opera-bouffe in three acts | Jacques Offenbach Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Performance
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Opera Premiere  Semper Zwei

Wie werde ich reich und glücklich?

Cabaret-revue – A course in ten chapters | Mischa Spoliansky Book by Felix Joachimson Performed in German

Performance
Sunday, 5 April 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Madama Butterfly

Tragedia giapponese in three acts | Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

Performance
Sunday, 26 April 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Don Carlo

Opera in four acts with a prologue for orchestra by Manfred Trojahn (world premiere) Libretto by Joseph Mery and Camille du Locle, translated into Italian by Achille de Lauzieres-Themines and Angelo Zanardini Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

Performance
Saturday, 23 May 2020
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

The Other Wife

World premiere. Musical theater in ten scenes | Torsten Rasch Libretto by Helmut Krausser Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Performance
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Ballet Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Vier letzte Lieder

Ballet evening in three parts | George Balanchine / Hans van Manen / David Dawson

Performance
Friday, 26 June 2020

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