Premieres

Opera Premiere  Semper Zwei

Trouble in Tahiti

One-act opera in seven scenes by Leonard Bernstein Libretto by the composer Performed in English with German supertitles

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

Les Troyens / The Trojans

Grand opéra in five acts by Hector Berlioz Libretto by the composer based on parts of the epic »Aeneid« by Virgil and the drama »The Most Excellent Historie of the Merchant of Venice« by William Shakespeare Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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

Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti Poetry by Salvatore Cammarano based on Walter Scott’s novel »The Bride of Lammermoor« Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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

Die tote Stadt

Opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold Loosely adapted from Georges Rodenbachs novel »Bruges-la-Morte«
Libretto by Paul Schott
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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

Ein Sommernachtstraum /
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Ballet evening in two parts by Frederick Ashton and David Dawson Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy based on »A Midsummer Night’s Dream« by William Shakespeare / Music by Antonio Vivaldi’s »The Four Seasons«, newly composed by Max Richter

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

Cabaret

Based on the book by Joe Masteroff on the play »Ich bin eine Kamera« by John Van Druten and tales of Christopher Isherwood Vocal texts by Fred Ebb, Music by John Kander German by Robert Gilbert

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

La forza del destino /
The Force of Destiny

Melodrama in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on Duke Rivas‘ drama »Don Álvaro o La fuerza del sino« and »Wallensteins Lager« by Friedrich Schiller Performed in Italian language with German and English supertitles

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

Mr A’s amazing Maze Plays

World premiere. Music theatre for children by Johannes Wulff-Woesten Libretto by Manfred Weiß, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn
Commission by the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden
Performed in German

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

100°C

Ballet evening in three parts | Justin Peck / Jiří Kylián / Hofesh Shechter Music by Bohuslav Martinů / Ludwig van Beethoven / Dirk Haubrich

Premiere
Saturday, 2 June 2018
Opera Premiere  Semperoper Dresden

Oedipus Rex / Il prigioniero

»Oedipus Rex«: Opera oratorio in two acts, Libretto by Jean Cocteau and Igor Strawinsky based on »Oidípous Týrannos« by Sophokles, performed in Latin and German with German and English supertitles »Il prigioniero«: Opera in one prologue and one act, Libretto by the composer based on texts by Philippe-Auguste Villiers de l’Isle-Adam and Charles de Coster, performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

Premiere
Saturday, 30 June 2018

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