soziale oper

hennig & colleagues

A "social opera" opens the festival. We invite you to a festivity with intoxicants and tricks. We want to celebrate, dance, play soccer, drink, laugh, cry, be human together. We will make forklifts dance and swing our hips.

"Join in, imitate, do it better!" - we want to stretch the body like 1911, accompanied by Dalcroze music of violin and accordion. With Handel's baroque arias and brass music at its best, we commemorate back and look to the now. 100 years after the construction of the Festspielhaus Hellerau, between summer high and upcoming elections, we celebrate life and ask ourselves and you endless questions.

Dress up, get dressed up, and feel free to travel by bicycle: We are looking forward to you and to games without borders, singing from the top of our lungs, being together in the flesh.

Dates & further information: hellerau.org


Director: Heike Hennig
Vocals: Carolin Masur
Acting: Frank Schilcher
Music: Shir-Ran Yinon, Norman Daßler
Dramaturgical Support: Michael Schetelich, Marten Straßenberg
Wigs: Christel Geißler
Production Management: Irina Hofmann
Production Assistant: Ines Kurt
Sound: Thomas Fichtner
and the brass band of the fire department Dresden


A production of the Verein zur Förderung Zeitgenössischer Darstellender Kunst und Musik e. V. in co-production with TANZPAKT Dresden. The project is supported by Fonds Soziokultur e.V.

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Frau blickt über die Schulter in die Kamera, auf einem Gabelstapler sitzend