An inimitable moment

100 debutante couples enchant guests and viewers with their fascinating dance performance in three-quarter time every year. The ladies wear splendid gowns, the gentlemen stylish tuxedos – together creating the shining culmination of the opening programme.

They take to the stage for ten minutes floating along the dance floor presenting a breathtaking choreography and enchanting an audience of millions both inside the opera and at home at the TV screens. Veronika Tillich, the wife of the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, is their patroness.

The evening of the ball ends a very exciting time for the young dancers and weeks of training are rewarded with unforgettable memories of a glorious night.

We wish to express our gratitude to our debutante partners: Dance Academy Lax, Herrmann Fashion & Design, Manja von Wildenhain, Martin Joyeux and Coiffeurs Suchomel Bohm.

Apllication & Contact

Registration and contact

Would you like to be a debutante?
If you want to attend the castings you need to be between 16 and 29 years old and you need to have basic Viennese waltz dancing skills.

Applications for the SemperOperaball 2017 can now be sent. Please fill in the application sheet and send it to

The debutante castings are on:

28th October 2016, MDR Landesfunkhaus Sachsen, Königsbrücker Str. 88, 01099 Dresden
• 11th November 2016, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Kantstraße 71-73, 04275 Leipzig

Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have.

Semper Opernball e.V.
c/o Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski
Taschenberg 3
01067 Dresden
Phone +49 (0)351-4845466
Fax +49 (0)351 4845566