The experience of a lifetime

Every year, 100 debutante couples enthral our guests and audience with a fascinating dance presentation in three-four time. The ladies in spectacular gowns and the gentleman in stylish tuxedos together form the absolute highlight of the opening programme. For ten minutes they take over the stage, glide in breathtaking choreography across the dance floor and enchant millions in the opera house and on screens around the world. Veronika Tillich, wife of Saxony's Minister President, is the patroness of the debutantes. For the young dancers, the evening of the ball marks the end of weeks of training. Their reward: lasting memories of an extraordinary night.


Everything you need to know

Would you like to be a debutant(e)?

You must be aged between 16 and 29 and have some experience in dancing the Viennese Waltz. We are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Semper Opera Ball. 

Casting dates

The castings for the 15th Semper Opera Ball in Dresden and Leipzig will take place in autumn 2019. Please find the dates here:

October 11th, 2019
at the MDR in Dresden

October 18th, 2019
at the MDR in Leipzig

Please send us your registration by mail to



Do you have any questions?

We hope you enjoy your time preparing for this event – have fun practising and training! Our organising team is available to answer any questions you may have.

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