Staatsoperette Dresden Orchestra Musicians

The Dresden State Operetta (Staatsoprette Dresden), together with its predecessors, looks back on more than 240 years of tradition as a musical popular theater in Dresden and is the only independent operetta theater in Germany. Since December 2016, the ensemble of the Dresden State Operetta has been performing in the former Kraftwerk Dresden-Mitte, an imposing industrial power plant complex dating back to the 19th century, which has since been transformed into a unique art, culture and creative location in the heart of Dresden.

Thanks to its enormous stylistic range, the Staatsoperette Dresden Orchestra is one of the most versatile orchestras in Germany. In addition to classical operetta literature, the orchestra's repertoire also includes operas and musicals. 

The topic of sustainability has been well received in Dresden thanks to committed local initiatives. With our joining of Orchester des Wandels, we orchestra members wish to use arts and culture to make our contribution to sustainable thinking-and-doing. We want with the local population to propel change as a necessary but also exciting task and to initiate enthusiasm for the topic of environmental and climate protection for the young and old. In addition to the reforestation project on Madagascar, we therefore also want to support and realize local and joint climate protection and environmental projects. Furthermore, we see Orchester des Wandels Deutschland as a wonderful opportunity to network with other musicians and to develop new creative concert formats

Past Climate Concerts of the Staatsoperette Dresden Orchestra

13. May 2024
Green-Box-Kammerkonzert: Plastic

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. This evening, with the brass ensemble Kraftblech Mitte and in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, is all about the environmental problem of “plastic”.

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25. March 2024
Green-Box-Kammerkonzert: Plants

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. A lecture on the topic “Vegetables from the roof – Vertical Farming in Dresden” accompanied by the music of Eduard Künneke, Hans Gál and Gaetano d'Espinosa, presented by Billy Schmidt, Maria Berge and Eleonora Haidu

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22. January 2024
Green-Box Chamber Concert: City / Nature in Flux

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. Chamber music played by the Ensemble Ampère and literary texts read by environmental activists and poets Elke Cremer, Johann Reißler and Ursula Seeger.

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13. November 2023
Green-Box Chamber Concert: Dystopia / Utopia

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. „Vienna meets Berlin“ with Andreas Sauerzapf, Babette Kuschel and the SERENATA SAXONIA.

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23. October 2023
The Forest Maker: Music, Film & Conversation

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. The evening begins with musical selections played by musicians of Staatsoperette Dresden, followed by a viewing of “The Forest Maker” (2021) Documentary by Volker Schlöndorff. After the screening, Anke Hahn will discuss her work with Dresden's OLGA project and Billy Schmidt, musician of Staatsoperette Dresden, will provide insight into the OdW's reforestation project in Madagascar.

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27. March 2023
Green-Box Chamber Music Concert #3

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. With scenic readings from the play "Water" by Kathrin Röggla* by actors from the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and the exhibition "Everything in the river!? Water in Crisis" by Weiter Thinking - Heinrich Böll Foundation Saxony e.V. we will take a look at the water crisis and discuss possible solutions while enjoying musical selections across four centuries.

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16. January 2023
Green-Box Chamber Music Concert #2

Dresden, 7:00 p.m. For the 2nd GREEN BOX CHAMBER CONCERT featuring the Ensemble Ampèreon, the musicians have invited scientific expertise on the subject of sustainability management. Prof. Remmer Sassen and Coco Klußmann from the Technical University of Dresden present an interactive workshop giving joint consideration to how sustainability can be carried into organizations and linked to their goals: How can sustainability strategies be created and then implemented in an enriching and goal-oriented way?

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17. October 2022
Green-Box Chamber Music Concert

Staatsoperette Dresden, 7:30 p.m. The Green Box chamber concert of golden October is all about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More precisely, it is about how the SDGs can be made attainable for each of us in everyday life.

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22. November 2021
Green-Box Chamber Music Concert #1

Staatsoperette Dresden, 8:00 p.m. At the first concert in this new series pairing music with climate protection, the Ensemble Ampère (string quintet, harp, clarinet, flute) will play works by Maurice Ravel, Gordon Jacob, Jacques Ibert and Astor Piazzolla. Speaking at the event will be Prof. Dr. Stefan Scherbaum from the TU Dresden and members of the TU environmental initiative tuuwi.

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