Dresden Semper Opera House

Not only one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world, the Semperoper is renowned both here and abroad for the brilliant star-studded performances by Saxon State Opera as well as numerous international guest artists. This is the home of the Staatskapelle Dresden, an orchestra which looks back on 460 years of uninterrupted music-making.

Over the centuries the Semperoper has sought to balance tradition with innovation, with each successive general manager placing their own personal stamp on this fascinating blend of old and new.

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May 2019

Date Venue Description
2pm – 01 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 01 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 02 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

The Bartered Bride

Comic opera in three acts von Bedřich Smetana
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 02 May 2019 Semper Zwei

Focus on …

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7pm – 03 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 03 May 2019 Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychosis

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

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7pm – 04 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 04 May 2019 Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychosis

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

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5pm – 05 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Der Rosenkavalier

Comedy for music in three acts by Richard Strauss
Performed in German with supertitles

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7pm – 06 May 2019 Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychosis

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

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10am – 07 May 2019 Kleiner Ballettsaal

With your permission, Monsieur Petipa!

An introduction to the world of ballet

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7pm – 08 May 2019 Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychosis

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

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10am – 09 May 2019 Kleiner Ballettsaal

With your permission, Monsieur Petipa!

An introduction to the world of ballet

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8pm – 09 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

10. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 10 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

10. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 10 May 2019 Semper Zwei

4.48 Psychosis

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

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11am – 11 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

10. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 11 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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2pm – 12 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 12 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7.30pm – 15 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 15 May 2019 Semper Zwei

Gastkonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden in Shanghai, Symphony Hall [2018]

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7pm – 16 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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8pm – 16 May 2019 Semper Zwei

Gastkonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden in Shanghai, Symphony Hall [2018]

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7pm – 17 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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11am – 18 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Premiere Teaser: »Nabucco«

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7pm – 18 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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8pm – 18 May 2019 Gastspielort

Gastkonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden in Guangzhou, Xinghai Concert Hall II [2018]

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12pm – 19 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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8pm – 19 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Dresden Music Festival

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7.30pm – 20 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 21 May 2019 Peking

Gastkonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden in Peking

National Centre for the Performing Arts II [2018]

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7pm – 22 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Don Giovanni

Dramma giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 22 May 2019 Peking

Gastkonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden in Peking

National Centre for the Performing Arts II [2018]

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8pm – 23 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

7. Kammerabend der Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 24 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 25 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 26 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Don Giovanni

Dramma giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 27 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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7pm – 28 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 29 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Swan Lake

Music by Pjotr I. Tschaikowsky
Ballet in two acts

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11am – 30 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Dresden Music Festival

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7pm – 30 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 31 May 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Die tote Stadt

Opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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8.30pm – 31 May 2019 Semper Zwei

A Window on Jazz

Unusual artistic perspectives

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June 2019

Date Venue Description
7pm – 01 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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11am – 02 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Dresden Music Festival

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7pm – 02 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Carmen

Opera in three acts by Georges Bizet
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 03 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

3. Aufführungsabend der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 04 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Die tote Stadt

Opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 05 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 06 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Die Zauberflöte The Magic Flute

German opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 07 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Tosca

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italien with German and English supertitles

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6pm – 08 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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7pm – 08 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Carmen

Opera in three acts by Georges Bizet
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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11am – 09 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

11. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 09 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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11am – 10 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Dresden Music Festival

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8pm – 10 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

11. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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6pm – 11 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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8pm – 11 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

11. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7.30pm – 13 Jun 2019 Dresdner Neustadt

Ohne Frack auf Tour – Die Staatskapelle in der Neustadt

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6pm – 14 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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7pm – 14 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Die Zauberflöte The Magic Flute

German opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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2pm – 15 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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5pm – 15 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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7pm – 15 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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11am – 16 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Semper Soiree and Matinée

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7pm – 16 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Don Giovanni

Dramma giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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6pm – 17 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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8pm – 19 Jun 2019 Kulturpalast Dresden

Sonderkonzert anlässlich der 10. Internationalen Schostakowitsch Tage Gohrisch

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7pm – 20 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Don Giovanni

Dramma giocoso in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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6pm – 21 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – A Journey to Wonderland

Ballet for children | Raphaël Coumes-Marquet / Joseph Hernandez / Anna Merkulova / James Potter / Michael Tucker
Scenario by Julie Stearns

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7pm – 21 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Nabucco

Dramma lirico in four parts von Giuseppe Verdi
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 22 Jun 2019 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

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2pm – 23 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

La bohème

Scenes of »La vie de Bohème« (Henri Murger) in four pictures by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 23 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

8. Kammerabend der Staatskapelle Dresden

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6pm – 24 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Premiere Teaser: »Les Huguenots«

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6pm – 25 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – Moving Stories

Multi-School Production Project

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6pm – 26 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – Moving Stories

Multi-School Production Project

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7pm – 26 Jun 2019 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

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6pm – 27 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – Meeting of the Generations

Festival

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6pm – 28 Jun 2019 Semper Zwei

Alice – Meeting of the Generations

Festival

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7pm – 28 Jun 2019 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

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6pm – 29 Jun 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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6pm – 30 Jun 2019 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

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July 2019

Date Venue Description
8pm – 01 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

4. Aufführungsabend der Staatskapelle Dresden

Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

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7pm – 02 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 03 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Soiree of the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz

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7pm – 04 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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8.30pm – 05 Jul 2019 Semper Zwei

Semper Bar

Music Lounge before Midnight

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7pm – 06 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Die Zauberflöte The Magic Flute

German opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed in German with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 06 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Klassik Picknickt

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11am – 07 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

12. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

12. Sinfoniekonzert

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7pm – 07 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

La bohème

Scenes of »La vie de Bohème« (Henri Murger) in four pictures by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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8pm – 08 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

12. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

12. Sinfoniekonzert

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8pm – 09 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

12. Symphoniekonzert der Staatskapelle Dresden

12. Sinfoniekonzert

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3pm – 10 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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7pm – 11 Jul 2019 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

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7pm – 12 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

La bohème

Scenes of »La vie de Bohème« (Henri Murger) in four pictures by Giacomo Puccini
Performed in Italian with German and English supertitles

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2pm – 13 Jul 2019 Semper Zwei

Moving Stories

Tanztheaterfreizeit

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6pm – 13 Jul 2019 Semperoper Dresden

Les Huguenots

Grand opéra in five acts von Giacomo Meyerbeer
Performed in French with German and English supertitles

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2pm – 14 Jul 2019 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

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