Three dates in December are reserved on the Srba Dinic’s calendar for appearances at the famous Semperoper Dresden. The Dresden Semperoper is an architectural monument, a symbol of this city and the epitome of important opera art worldwide.
The opera house has a long history of premieres, including major works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
Under the music direction of the Srba Dinic will be performed the opera „Hänsel und Gretel“. Engelbert Humperdinck created opera on the basis of the Brothers Grimm the most famous fairy tale. Originally conceived as a play for his own family after texts by his sister Adelheid Wette, „Hänsel und Gretel“ became Humperdinck’s first work for the opera stage, which broke all records for success. Humperdinck, who began his career as an assistant to Richard Wagner, used Wagner’s harmonic techniques, although with a lighter touch suitable for the fairy-tale subject matter he adapted. In the staging of Katharina Thalbach, this template is enriched by other characters from the Grimm fairy tales. Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the evil wolf kidnap children as adults goes on a musical journey, following in the footsteps of the well-known fantasy figures through the eerily fairy tale forest.