Open air opening concert to start the 229th season

The Anhaltisches Theater Dessau will kick off its 229th season on September 2 at 7 p.m. with the traditional grand opening concert on the theater forecourt. As every year, members of all divisions will present a diverse program that will arouse curiosity about the productions of the new theater and concert season.

For example, rousing excerpts from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet, Zeller’s popular operetta “Der Vogelhändler,” Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” and Szymanowski’s opera “King Roger” will be performed. Outstanding compositions from these great works and much more await the audience on this special musical late summer evening on Friedensplatz – the ideal opportunity to get in the mood for an exciting new season and to find out about the new program and the attractive theater subscriptions.

On September 3, Stefanie Wüst will present her program “Let`s play Weill” at 3 p.m. in the hall of the Eichenkranz in Wörlitz, a foray through the compositional oeuvre of Kurt Weill, beginning with early songs, through Brecht songs and chansons, to the musical hits of the American era.

In addition, the program includes a colorful mix of opera music by Adolphe Adam, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi and Bedřich Smetana, as well as operetta hits by Carl Zeller, Leo Fall and Franz Lehár. The premiere of the concert on September 3, 2023, for which there are only remaining tickets, is also the opening event of the Senior Citizens’ Week of the city of Dessau-Roßlau. To close the weekend, the ballet ensemble of the Anhaltisches Theater offers “A[r] hour full of beauty and passion” (MZ) in the Old Theater with the revival of the dance evening “Sacre” to piano music by Igor Stravinsky.

Season opening weekend 02.09.-03.09.2023
02.09.2023, 19:00, Theater forecourt open air opening concert

03.09.2023, 15:00 o’clock, inn “Zum Eichenkranz” Wörlitz, Stefanie Wüst

03.09.2023, 16:00, Großes Haus,
Concert: My life is love and desire

03.09.2023, 19:00 o’clock, Old Theater, Sacre

Tickets are available at all advance ticket offices of the Anhaltisches Theater, on the Internet at and at the box office.