Dresden rolls out the red carpet! 20 January 2012 is the date for this year's Semper Opera Ball in Dresden. The fantastic programme features performances by internationally acclaimed opera singers and pop stars, the Semper Opera House Ballet, the Saxony State Orchestra and the State Opera Choir. Those unable to get hold of tickets for this magical evening can join over 10,000 locals for the open-air ball, which is held outside the opera house on Theaterplatz square. Events inside are broadcast live on giant screens.