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Dresden: Semperoper Guided Tour for Families

1. Dresden: Semperoper Guided Tour for Families

During this guided tour created specifically for families, the Semperoper opera house welcomes young and old alike to get to know this important destination in Dresden together.  Parents and children are invited to ask any questions they may have about Semperopera, its history, and its secrets. What does a normal day look like in an opera house with a new performance each day? Experience the special atmosphere of one of the most beautiful and prestigious opera houses in the world, promising a truly luxurious experience for the whole family. A visit to the Semperoper is a must for every visitor of Dresden.

Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

2. Dresden: Gala Concert in the Dresden Zwinger

Enjoy a classical concert in the Wallpavillon of the Dresden Zwinger Palace. Decide which performance of which composer's pieces you'd like to hear and enjoy masterpieces at a concert of waltz dreams or listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Sat., February 4, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., February 11, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Tues., February 14, 2023 Valentinskonzert Sat., February 18, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., February 25, 2023 Winterträume Fri., March 3, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., March 4, 2023 Italienische Nacht Wed., March 8, 2023 Frauentagskonzert Fri., March 10, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Fri., March 17, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Fri., March 24, 2023 Frühlingsstimmen Sat., March 25, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., April 1, 2023 Frühlingsstimmen Thurs., April 6, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sun., April 9, 2023 Walzerträume Mon., April 10, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., April 12, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Fri., April 14, 2023 Frühlingsstimmen Sat., April 15, 2023 Slawische Klassik Wed., April 19, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., April 21, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Sat., April 22, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., April 26, 2023 Walzerträume Fri., April 28, 2023 Italienische Nacht Sun., April 30, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., May 3, 2023 Frühlingsstimmen Fri., May 5, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., May 6, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert - 10 Jahre Dresdner Residenz Konzerte Wed., May 10, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Fri., May 12, 2023 Slawische Klassik Sat., May 13, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., May 17, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Thurs., May 18, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., May 19, 2023 Walzerträume Sat., May 20, 2023 Italienische Nacht Wed., May 24, 2023 Slawische Klassik Thurs., May 25, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Fri., May 26, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., May 27, 2023 Frühlingsstimmen Wed., May 31, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Thurs., June 1, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Fri., June 2, 2023 Slawische Klassik Sat., June 3, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert Thurs., June 8, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Fri., June 9, 2023 Walzerträume Sat., June 10, 2023 Italienische Nacht Wed., June 14, 2023 Klänge der Romantik Thurs., June 15, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., June 16, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Wed., June 21, 2023 Sommernachtsträume Thurs., June 22, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Fri., June 23, 2023 Italienische Nacht Sat., June 24, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., June 28, 2023 Sommernachtsträume Thurs., June 29, 2023 Walzerträume Fri., June 30, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Sat., July 1, 2023 Sommernachtsträume Mon., July 3, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., July 5, 2023 Slawische Klassik Thurs., July 6, 2023 Mozarts kleine Nachtmusik Fri., July 7, 2023 Jubiläumskonzert Sat., July 8, 2023 Vivaldi "Vier Jahreszeiten" Wed., July 12, 2023 Walzerträume Thurs., July 13, 2023 Sommernachtsträume

Dresden: Semperoper and Old Masters Picture Gallery

3. Dresden: Semperoper and Old Masters Picture Gallery

Take a tour of the elegant Semperoper in Dresden, and discover its impressive story. Admire the reconstruction, learn about its acoustics, and tales of its history. Afterward, head to the Old Masters Picture Gallery and discover the sculpture collection up to the 1800s. Meet your guide at the doors and tour the Semperoper, discovering the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style. Learn about the original-plan reconstruction and listen to background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. You can enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. Once you felt the acoustics for yourself, enjoy a guided tour of the Old Masters Picture Gallery. After seven years of partial closure, the famous 19th-century Semper Building at the Zwinger shines in new splendor. For the first time, the Old Masters Picture Gallery and the Sculpture Collection up to 1800 are presented together in the extensively renovated museum building. The concept of the new permanent exhibition follows a geographical division according to schools and focuses on individual main themes of the respective period. Gaze upon world-famous masterpieces such as Raphael's "Sistine Madonna", Rembrandt's Ganymede or Bernardo Bellotto's Dresden Vedute form fixed points. Then, immerse into an important collection of antiquities is on display in the sculpture hall.

Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

4. Dresden: Semperoper and Royal Castle

Experience a fascinating tour of the Semperoper and discover the rich interiors and beautiful architecture in Italian High Renaissance style, reconstructed according to the original plans. Learn background information about the incredible acoustics in the artfully arranged auditorium. Immerse yourself in the rich history of this glamorous house. When performances or other events are not taking place, visits to the Semperoper are possible nearly every day. You can enjoy a multi-faceted look at this breathtaking opera house. You will then visit the Royal Palace of Dresden, which houses the Dresden State Art Collections in the historic center of Dresden. The following museums are housed in the so-called “Saxon Louvre”: New Green Vault (Neues Grünes Gewölbe), Turkish Chamber (Türckische Cammer), Giant's Hall, Concept and Encounter: The World around 1600, Hausmannsturm (April-October), Power and Fashion and the Collection of Prints, Drawings and Photographs (for special exhibitions).

Dresden: Advent Concert in the Zwinger

5. Dresden: Advent Concert in the Zwinger

Enjoy an atmospheric evening in the Dresdner Zwinger and hear interpretations of Classical pieces by the Dresden Residenz Orchestra on each of the 4 Sundays of Advent. Enjoy the most beautiful Classical pieces and Christmas melodies by Bach, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky in the Baroque ambience of the Dresdner Zwinger. While away the days before Christmas with an enchanting performance of emotionally charged compositions the whole family will enjoy.

Dresden: New Year's Eve Concert at the Zwinger

6. Dresden: New Year's Eve Concert at the Zwinger

The past year is on its way out and you're standing on the doorstep of 2024. Before watching the fireworks over Theaterplatz, watch the Dresden Residenz Orchestra play a celebratory new year's concert in the Dresden Zwinger with selected soloists and the best musicians. Visit the beautiful Wallpavillon of the Dresden Zwinger and listen to the great classics at a magical New Year’s Eve concert. Ever since the kings held their celebrations in the Dresden Residenz, music has played an important role in the Zwinger both outside as well as inside its many resonant halls. Many of the best orchestras in the world have made their music here as guests and countless famous musicians have enjoyed the rich acoustics in an elegant ambiance. It is in this tradition that the Dresden Residenz Orchestra presents classical hits, dreamy waltzes, and the most beautiful operetta melodies. The most beautiful waltzes by Johann Strauss and Franz Léhar invite you to dance, clap and hum along.

Dresden: Festive Christmas Concert in the Zwinger

7. Dresden: Festive Christmas Concert in the Zwinger

Experience a festive Christmas concert of classical music with famous waltzes and operetta melodies by renowned artists from Bach via Mozart to Vivaldi. The Dresden Residenz Orchestra presents classics of highest accomplishment under the direction of Prof. Igor Malinovsky. Enjoy the concert in the historical ambience of the Wallpavillon at the Zwinger, Theaterplatz, 01067 Dresden in the Zwinger. The Baroque ensemble has provided an impressive venue for art and music since the 18th century. Even in the days of Augustus the Strong, the best and most well-known musicians and orchestras in the world made guest appearances there.

Dresden: New Year's Concert at the Dresden Zwinger

8. Dresden: New Year's Concert at the Dresden Zwinger

Ring in the new year in classical style with a concert in the incredible Baroque atmosphere of the Wallpavillon in the Dresden Zwinger. Let the musicians enchant you with spirited renditions of classical pieces performed to perfection. The Baroque ensemble of the Zwinger has offered a place for art and music since the 18th century. The best and brightest musicians and orchestras in the world stay there from August on.  Sway along to the Dresdner Residenz Orchester, made of the best musicians in the city, as they play emotional waltzes by Johann Strauss, famous arias, and polkas. Greet the new year with a song and dance!

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based on 3,043 reviews

It was an entertaining and powerful evening. Great artists, pleasant ambience, warm welcome at reception... We were thrilled and can recommend the gala concert - we heard Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

The kennel is very large and spacious. It would be good if there were a signpost or map so that you don't have to search so long for the location of the event!

Very respectful atmosphere, professionalism of the musicians and a very special harmony. I recommend it.

It was a very beautiful evening. We bought the CD ourselves to remember this great concert.

Excellent musicians, very good acoustics, comparatively small frame. Great experience!