• Semperopernball Dresden
  • Semperopernball Dresden
  • Semperopernball Dresden
  • Semperopernball Dresden
  • Semperopernball Dresden

Classic Entertainment and international artists

Experience a unique composition of international artistic performances in the great opening gala show program with ensembles of Mikhailovsky Theatre under the direction of Massimo Zanetti and great opera soloists like Albina Shagimuratova, Nadja Michael, Stephen Gould and world class cellist Sergei Roldugin. German actor Tom Wlaschiha and Russian presenter, actress and singer Oxana Fedorova will present a spectacular program.

The Dresden Opera Ball in Saint Petersburg builds bridges to modern culture with jazz legend Igor Butman & Big Band as well as spectacular choreographies by Dresden‘s debutants of SemperOperaball and Russian debutants from Saint Petersburg cadet school. Experience dancing music by the Semper Strings ensemble and pop band Dschinghis Khan.

Great Opera and Ballet Gala show in Mikhailovsky Theatre


6.30 p.m. Festive Key Ceremony on the Red Carpet of Mikhailovsky Theatre!
7.30 p.m.

Wonderful gala show with Mikhailovsky Orchestra and Choir under direction of conductor Massimo Zanetti with many international artists on highest world class level!

Charming presentation of the opening program by German actor Tom Wlaschiha and Russian actress Oxana Fedorova

9.00 p.m. Grand final with a fantastic choreography of Dresden SemperOperaball‘s debutants!


Wonderful midsummer night on Arts Square!

Subsequently walk across the Red Carpet and the wonderful Arts Square to the nearby, world famous Philharmonic Hall of Saint Petersburg. Thousands of guests celebrate a spectacular open-air festival after the model of Dresden Semper Open Air Ball in front of Mikhailovsky Theatre and Philharmonic Hall and take part with a big video screen and stage. Together, people dance and cheer in overwhelming good mood to the premiere of the first Dresden Opera Ball in Saint Petersburg and through the long midsummer night.

Great Ball Opening and Dinner in Big Philharmonic Hall


10.00 p.m. Fulminant Ball Opening with world-famous artists in the especially transfigured huge ballroom of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall
10.30 p.m. Big opening dance by 100 Russian debutants, exquisite 3 course gala menu with drinks included, dancing music and entertainment by Dresden Semper Strings (Musicians of Saxon State Orchestra) as well as jazz legend Igor Butman & Big Band
till 3.00 a.m. Festive atmosphere and dancing into the small hours!