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16.04.2013 The Staatskapelle Dresden mourns the death of its Conductor Laureate, Sir Colin Davis

The musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden and Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann mourn the passing of Sir Colin Davis. The orchestra received news of the death of its Conductor Laureate directly after performing a concert in the Chicago Symphony Centre, the first of four concerts making up...

08.03.2013 More Verdi!

The programme of Concert for Salzburg has been expanded: Myung-Whun Chung will conduct additional excerpts from Verdi operas. At Myung-Whun Chung’s personal wish the Verdi programme of the Concert for Salzburg has been expanded.

14.11.2012 »Mein Leben mit Wagner«

On November 16th, Christian Thielemann will present his Wagner book in Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory.

30.10.2012 The Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann mourn the death of Hans Werner Henze

The musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden mourn the death of Hans Werner Henze. The orchestra and its principal conductor received the news of their Composer-in-Residence’s death after arriving in Taipeh during their tour of Asia.

12.10.2012 Live on air

Our media partner MDR Figaro will broadcast the Staatskapelle Dresden’s 3rd symphony concert, under the direction of Christian Thielemann, live on Tuesday, October 16th 2012 at 8:05 PM. The program will consist of the first and third symphonies by Johannes Brahms as well as »Sebastian im Traum« by...



Season Program 2014|2015

The new season calendar is here. Download the Season Program 2014/2015 as a PDF-File.


New release: the DVDs with the complete Brahms symphonies under the direction of Christian Thielemann. Recordings from the Semperoper Dresden and the NHK Hall Tokio. 

Sound & Splendor

The new edition from Sound & Splendor is now available online.

Saison 2013 // 2014


We extend a warm welcome to what promises to be an amazingly diverse a new season, during which the Staatskapelle will have the opportunity to prove its expertise outside the core symphonic repertoire by performing works from the Baroque age up to the present day. Alongside Christian Thielemann and Myung-Whun Chung, the roster of conductors for the Kapelle’s symphony concert series includes Antoni Wit, Herbert Blomstedt, Damiele Gatti, Reinhard Goebel, Vladimir Jurowski and Christoph Eschenbach. Audiences can also look forward to numerous celebrated soloists such as pianists Rudolf Buchbinder, Krystian Zimerman and Arcadi Volodos, violin virtuosi Midori and Nikolaj Znaider as well as soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Christian Gerhaher. You can find full details of all concerts and performers in our official programme.


The new Capell-Compositrice for the 2014/2015 season is Sofia Gubaidulina. As with her predecessor, Gubaidulina’s music will be played by the Staatskapelle in a full range of orchestral settings from large-scale symphonic works to intimate chamber pieces. In addition to the two violin concertos, two premieres will be performed during her residency: a large work for Chorus and Orchestra, performed in Dresden’s Frauenkirche on 18 April 2015, and a new Double Concerto for Flute and Clarinet, specially composed by Gubaidulina for the Staatskapelle’s series of evening recitals.


The Staatskapelle is delighted to hail star violinist Gidon Kremer as our new Capell-Virtuos. Over a career already stretching back 35 years, this outstanding violinist and highly individual artist has made a name for himself by always avoiding well-trodden paths, preferring to explore new musical worlds. In the current season Kremer will not only perform the two violin concertos by Sofia Gubaidulina, but also present an evening entitled »Gidon Kremer – My Russia« in the Semperoper together with his ensemble Kremerata Baltica. Furthermore, he will once again appear at the Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch.