Semperoper Dresden Begin Rehearsals for Concert Performances

By Francisco Salazar

The Semperoper Dresden has announced that it has begun rehearsals for upcoming productions.

Artistic Director Peter Theiler said in a statement, “We’re getting started again! Since February 15, the Semperoper, the Staatskapelle, and Semperoper Ballett have begun rehearsals, and our workshops are up and running. Under our internal step-by-step plan, small ensembles and formations can now start their artistic preparations from as early as the week beginning February 22. We are all very much looking forward to this, even if the stop-and-go of recent months has sometimes been difficult to endure, grated on the nerves, and demanded patience from us and from you.”

He added, “One thing is crystal clear: all of us at the Semperoper have a shared passion to make art for you and to assist in its creation. Our colleagues in the workshops are just as eager to see their months of work on stage designs and sets come to fruition as are our performers and, above all, I myself.”

Theiler also announced that revisions have been made to the 2020-21 season. He announced that the company is planning concert performances of “L’Orfeo” by Claudio Monteverdi and “Capriccio” by Richard Strauss. There are also plans on presenting the new production of “Don Carlo” by Verdi before the end of this season and will be moving the new production of “Turandot” to a later season.

The Semperoper Dresden will also create an adapted version of “Swan Lake”  and will postpone the previously announced new three-part ballet evening.