Christian abandons Richard

The Richard-Strauss-Tage (Richard Strauss Days Festival) will be held in Dresden from 2 to 16 April 2023, in the hall where many of his creations were performed, the Semperoper. Concerts and operas are on the programme, but Christian Thielemann, the Staatskapelle’s principal conductor, will not be attending for health reasons. Der Rosenkavalier is now conducted […]


A great French voice at Strauss’

The Semperoper continues the great tradition by regularly programming Richard Strauss‘s operas, many of which were first performed here in Dresden. For the revival of Ariadne auf Naxos directed by David Hermann (from 23 February 2023), the great French voice Catherine Hunold, Sarah Aristidou and Angela Brower will make their debut in loco, while Gregory […]


A very famous patient dies in Dresden

Last minute: Unfortunately Adela Zaharia had to cancel her debut in Dresden for health reasons. Soprano Nina Minasyan replaces.    A premiere is always an event in an opera house, especially when it is a renowned venue like the Semperoper Dresden and especially when it is a masterpiece like Verdi’s La Traviata! From 2 October 2022, […]