Celebrating for a good cause

The annual charity event has formed an integral part of the opening programme in the Semper Opera House since the first Semper Opera Ball in 2006. The charity project, which is chosen in advance, is sponsored by a permanent charity partner, and promoted with the help of a celebrity ambassador. It is tradition for another request for donations to be made following the end of the midnight act on the main stage in the ballroom. Tombola tickets can be bought from the charity hostesses, who walk through the opera house with their tombola boxes, until about 3.30 a.m. A charity tombola is also organised for the theatre square, in addition to the charity event in the opera house.

Charity prizes

Donate and win

Attractive, top-quality prizes are waiting to be won. Not every ticket can win, but every ticket helps.

Our partners support the charity tombola with wonderful prizes that will tempt you to try your luck. Whether it's a holiday of a lifetime, a stay in a luxury resort or precious jewels:

it's worth a go! 


First prize in 2019


The first prize in the 2019 Semper Opera Ball charity event was a 11-day luxury holiday in Oman.

Following the flight there with OMAN Air, the winners took a journey  to the most beautiful places in the country, while staying at night in the top-5-star-Hotels. The well prepared trip made them see the ancient culture and the rich and endless beauty of this spectecular country.


2. Tombola-Preis

Second tombola prize in 2019

The second prize in the 2019 Semper Opera Ball charity tombola was a valuable necklace of the cult-collection "Happy Diamonds”, again donated by the luxury brand Chopard.

The expressive and breathtaking necklace includes 42 diamonds, which happily 'dance' around when moved. They embody the independence and playful easyness of the woman who wears it.

3. Tombola-Preis

Third tombola prize in 2019

The third charity prize in 2019 Semper Opera Ball was a luxury stay in Saint Petersburg.

The lucky winners spent four nights in a junior suite of the Kempinski Hotel Moika 22. Also included was an extensive breakfast.

Tombola on the theatre square

Prizes on the square

Below is a list of the prizes from the 2017 Semper Opera Ball charity event on the MDR outdoor stage. All locals and guests from further afield were able to watch the prizes being drawn shortly before midnight. The tickets for the outdoor charity event can be purchased from the charity hostesses from around 6 p.m. throughout the square. The charity event on the theatre square is another symbol of Dresden's cosmopolitan attitude. Our partners from Dresden and the whole region support the charity event with wonderful prizes. Below is a list of the prizes from the previous Semper Open Air Balls. 

1st prize 2018
Flights to Amsterdam

KLM travel prize 2018: the lucky winners enjoyed two flights from Dresden to beautiful Amsterdam


2nd prize 2018
Two night's stay

The winners enjoyed two overnight stays in the Courtyard Dresden – a first class hotel in the center of Dresden Neustadt. Additionally they attended an exclusive guided tour through the Semper Opera.


3rd prize 2018
Exclusive elefant lucky charm

Leicht Jewellery 2018:
an exclusive elefant lucky charm made of sterling silver - it fits perfectly with this year's motto "Magical Dresden - the ball that enthrals"

Exklusives Seidenhalstuch

Other tombola prizes

Prizes of the Semper Open Air Ball 2018:

KLM: 2 flights to Amsterdam

"Semperoper erleben": 2 overnight stays in Dresden including an exclusive guided tour through the Semper Opera

Leicht Jewellery: an exclusive lucky charm made of sterling silver

Lax dance studio: 3 dance course vouchers

Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden: 1 brunch voucher for 2 persons (date: 14.05.2018)

2 tickets for Roland Kaiser in concert

2 tickets for Semino Rossi in concert (by the kind patronage of Semmel Concerts Entertainment GmbH)

MDR: 5x2 tickets for the tv programme "Riverboat" in Leipzig

5 Peter Kaiser ladies handbags

meal voucher for Italienisches Dörfchen for 2 persons (value of 50 Euros)

Semper Opera: 3x2 tickets for different performances

Profil Medien GmbH/The Saxon State Opera Chorus Dresden: CD-Box including a selection of their best pieces

State Playhouse Dresden: 3x2 tickets for "The Good Person of Szechwan"

Dresden State Art Collections: 2x2 tickets for the Dresden castle and the Zwinger

State Operetta Dresden: 1x2 tickets for "Wonderful Town" 

Volkswagen's "Die Gläserne Manufaktur" Dresden: 1 driving adventure at Sachsenring racetrack and 2 tickets for the event "Classic is having a picnic"

Zoo Dresden: 1 exclusive guided tour including a backstage view into the giraffe's enclosure

Zoo Dresden: 4 family one-day tickets (including 2 adults and up to four children)

Schlösser Burgen Gärten GmbH: 1 annual season ticket 

Martin Joyeux: bow tie set

1 CD of Semino Rossi

1 CD of Diana Damrau