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Mr and Mrs B, Hampshire

SEMPEROPER

Aug 18 – Jun 19 Languages: Original
Surtitles: German

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO VerdiAug 31, Sep 14
LE NOZZI DE FIGARO MozartSep 1, 8, 20, 30, Oct, 11, 19, Nov 2, Feb 5, 7, 9, 21, Mar 3, 4
RIGOLETTO VerdiSep 2, 5, 7
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL MozartSep 4, 6, Oct 28, Nov 15, 17
FIDELIO BeethovenSep 15, 23, Oct 4, 8, 12
MOSES UND ARON SchönbergSep 29, Oct 3, 6, 10, 15
CARMEN BizetOct 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 16, Nov 8, 10, Jun 2, 8
DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE BerliozOct 20, 21, 26, Dec 3, Jan 4, Feb 4, Mar 11, 28, 31, Apr 8, 19, Jun 6, 14, Jul 6
SATYRICON MadernaOct 13, 17, 18, 20
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR DonizettiOct 27, 31, Nov 4, 7
LABYRINTH Blanchine/Graham/Naharin/HernandezNov 3, 5, 14, 16, 18, 21
PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE DebussyNov 9, 13, Dec 1
LA TRAVIATA VerdiNov 23, 25, Dec 31, Jan 2, 5, 13, 19
ARIADNE AUF NAXOS StraussDec 2, 5, 8, 12, 14
HÄNSEL UND GRETEL HumperdinckDec 15, 21, 26
ARABELLA StraussDec 7, 10, 13
CABARET Kander/Ebb/MasteroffDec 21, 27, 29 30, Jan 1, 3, 5, 8
LA BOHÈME PucciniDec 22, Jan 1, 3, 6, Feb 15, 23, Mar 23, Jun 23, Jul 7, 12
HÄUPTLING ABENDWIND ODER DAS GRÄULICHE FESTMAHL NestroyDec 14, 16, 17, Jan 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26
DER FLIGENDE HOLLÄNDER WagnerJan 11, 15, Feb 22, Mar 1
DIE LUSTIGE WITWE LehárJan 18, 20, 22, 24, Feb 3, 8
CARMEN BizetJan 25, 27, Feb 10, 16, 24
TANNHÄUSER WagnerFeb 17, Mar 2, 10
DIE VERKAUFTE BRAUT SmetanaMar 8, 13, 16, 22, 25, Apr 25, 28, May 2
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA RossiniMar 9, 3, 27, 29, Apr 20
TOSCA PucciniMar 14, 17, 21, 24, May 11, 15, 17, 20, Jun 1, 7
TROUBLE IN TAHITI BernsteinMar 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24
PLATÉE RameauApr 6, 11, 16, 23, 29
JULIUS CAESAR IN EGYPT HandelApr 13, 18, 21
4.48 PSYCHOSIS VenablesApr 26, 29, May 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
DER ROSENKAVALIER StraussApr 27, 30, May 5
DON GIOVANNI MozartMay 22, 26, Jun 16, 20
NABUCCO VerdiMay 25, 28, 30, Jun 5, 9, 15, 21
ALICE-EINE REISE INS WUNDERLAND Coumes-Marquet/Hernandez/Merkulova/Potter/TuckerJun 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 21
DIE TOTE STADT KorngoldMay 31, Jun 4
LES HUGUENOTS MeyerbeerJun 26, Jul 2, 4, 10, 13
Please ask for programmes at: The Kulturpalast Dresden.
How to book

Accommodation

HILTON HOTEL

4-star

An excellent hotel in the heart of the Old Town next to the Frauenkirche and beside the river Elbe, and just a few moments walk to the Semperoper and Zwinger Museums. All 333 rooms and suites were completely refurbished in 2003. Hotel facilities: coffee shops, bars and several themed restaurants, Living Well Health Club and swimming pool. Room amenities include: air conditioning, cable TV, hairdryer, mini-bar and safe.

KEMPINSKI HOTEL TASCHENBERGPALAIS

5-star

A deluxe property, housed in a rebuilt 18th century Baroque palace, situated in the historic centre and across the road from the Semporoper and close to “Church of our Lady” Cathedral. The hotel has three restaurants, a café and also a bar. There is also a spa offering various treatments, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness area.

RADISSON SAS GEWANDHAUS HOTEL

5-star

Located in the historic city centre, the Gewandhaus is built around a spacious glass- domed inner court, surrounded by restaurant, bar and lobby lounge. Hotel facilities: All 94 luxurious rooms are decorated in Biedermeier style, with marble bathrooms, air conditioning, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and mini-bar. Further hotel facilities include: indoor pool, sauna, solarium and fitness room.

THE WESTIN BELLEVUE HOTEL DRESDEN

4-star superior

This hotel is set among pretty gardens on the Elbe Embankment, directly across the beautiful Augustusbrücke bridge from superior Dresden’s Baroque district. It has a spa with 120 m2 pool, saunas and a gym. Elegant rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and a flat-screen TV are provided at the 4-star-superior Westin Bellevue Dresden. Decorated in soft cream colours, rooms feature a safe and a bathroom with bathtub and shower. A rich breakfast is served in the Palaisrestaurant with terrace. Mediterranean cuisine and river views are offered by the elegant Canaletto restaurant. Guests can enjoy cocktails in the Café-Bar Pöppelmann. The grand BellAcqua spa features a Finnish sauna, steam sauna and solarium. Guests can book Ayurvedic massages and beauty treatments. A 2-minute walk away, the Neustädter Markt tram stop provides a direct connection to Dresden Central Station. Semperoper Opera House and the Zwinger palace are just over a 10-minute walk away.