fabulous glittering - Dresden jubilate

The motto of the 15th SemperOperaball 2020 is: "fabulous glittering | Dresden jubilate"

For Hans-Joachim Frey, artistic director and 1st chairman SemperOperaball, this motto is the magic and charisma of this night that brings the world to Dresden. It also reflects the joy of the entire city, the people of Dresden, who were looking forward to the event and celebrated at the SemperOpenairball, for example. A very special, unforgettable and fairytale-like jubilee SemperOperaball awaits the guests.


While the show on the theatre square starts at 6 p.m., onlookers must wait for the stars to tread the red carpet. At 7 p.m. the Semper Opera House opens its doors to the guests with the symbolic key ceremony. Until just before 9 p.m., guests and celebrities make their way through the paparazzi flashes into the famous opera house.

At 9 p.m. the opening gala kicks off a show full of highlights. Ceremonies recognising celebrities from the worlds of politics, sports, society and culture are punctuated by performances from artists from all corners of the world, and by current and future stars of classical music.

The ball is officially opened after the debutantes' dance. Just a few more waltzes stand between the viewers on the dance floor and the long-awaited midnight act on the ballroom stage.


06.00 p.m. Start of the Semper Open Air Ball
07.00 p.m. Key ceremony on the red carpet
09.00 p.m. Opening gala with Judith Raker and Roland Kaiser
11.00 p.m. Opening of the Ball: Ballroom music and dancing
Around 11.45 p.m. Midnight concert with Peter Maffay and Band
00.45 a.m. Presentation of the charity cause
05.00 a.m. End of the Semper Opera Ball


The program is moderated in German, but translation devices are available for you.