On 11th September from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the doors of the Semper Opera House are opened for all Dresdeners and the city’s visitors. Nothing remains locked. On no other day of the year there is the possibility to cast such a look behind the scenes of the opera. Not only the great auditorium, but also hidden rooms, workshops and rehearsal rooms can be explored. Also there is a lot to learn about the history of the house.
At 6 p.m. the Semper Opera House offers on its main stage a public ballet rehearsal in order to allow an up-close encounter with the artists.
Needless to say, admission is free. Nevertheless, for some of the several demonstrations one must get entrance tickets. They are available in the entrance area of the front building.
Since usually long queues form, not only the main door on the Theatersquare will be open, but also additionally the entrances to the function
building behind the opera and to the workshops at the Zwingerteich (pond next to the Zwinger palace).(KM)