Dresden: centre of european arts and music
Leipzig: city of J.S.Bach & Richard Wagner
We would like to take you to the most beautiful and current cultural highlights in these two saxon cities. This to help you in your individual planning of a trip to Dresden or Leipzig.
Of cause, this can only be a selection from many more offers.
Opera Dresden: Semperoper
The Saxon State Opera (Semperoper) is home of the Saxon Staatskapelle, one of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe with the former Conductor-of-Honor Sir Collin Davis (+2013).
The high artistic level of these days is defined by chief conductor Christian Thielemann.
Numerous operas were premiered here, such as Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner or Salome and Elektra by Richard Strauss.
Concerts & festivals Dresden
Gewandhaus, the Leipzig Opera and world-famous St. Thomas Boys Choir
Leipzig's musical tradition is truly exceptional. This is the city where Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Robert and Clara Schumann all worked, and where Richard Wagner was born and received his musical training.
And musical history is still being written in Leipzig today, with world-famous ensembles performing to audiences throughout the city, whether in the Gewandhaus, in St. Thomas Church or the Opera. The city's musical legacy is documented and maintained in a large number of museums. (taken from: LTM 2015)
Museums & exhibitions Dresden
The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections)
...are among the foremost museums of the world. A total of twelve museums offer a thematic diversity that is exceptional for its kind.
DRESDEN SPECIAL: ALWAYS HERE AND STILL A HIGHLIGHT
The collection of the Saxon State and University Library (Staatliche Landes- und Universitätsbibliothek) was founded in 1556.
These are the most outstanding individual pieces:
Maya manuscript (Codex Dresdensis) – 13th century
Sachsenspiegel – 14th century
Machsor mecholl haschana – 13th century
Codex Boernerianus – 9th century
Dresden Corvinas - 15th century