Encouraged by the confirmation of the town hall, all strengths were summoned in Leuben to further develop the ensemble and the repertoire to be worthy of a new theatre. The financial situation of the town however, stayed apocalyptic, new gaps opened again and again, like the eternal building pit of the Wiener Platz, which was waiting for investors since 1998 and was ridiculed as the »Wiener Hole«. That is where the music theatre of the future was supposed to go. Mayor Ingolf Roßberg brought his suggestion to the city council, which stated that a private investor should establish a theatre (on 40 percent of the building area) and commercial buildings (on 60 percent of the building area). An »Operetta-gGmbH« was to function as the anchor tenant, rental incomes from the commercially used areas was to be used as counter funding for the low annual rent of the operetta of EUR 1,4 million. Personnel costs of the theatre were to be arranged by an agreement which was to be made with waiver of increase in pay for ten years. »Surprisingly«, in October 2007 no investor saw themselves in a position to realise the project at the Wiener Platz for EUR 1,4 million annual rent and a duration of just 12 years. Now, variants of renovation in Leuben and cooperation with the Staatsschauspiel Dresden were discussed again.
Once more, insistent protests of citizens, politics, culture and economy managed to change the thinking process. Under the impression of a versatile perspective of the decommissioned plant all candidates spoke in favour of the mayoral vote in spring of 2008 for an operetta in the centre of town. A month later, Helma Orosz was voted mayor of Dresden and, shortly after taking up her duties, committed to the new construction project of the State Operetta during a staff meeting. Subsequently, town and unions agreed on a modified wage agreement with an tremendous investment for the employees for the future of the theatre: The staff, represented by the fierce and constructively cooperating staff council under prop manager Martin Liebe, waived 8 percent of their salary for the theatre reconstruction from 2009 to 2021, thus making EUR 13 million available.Should there be no construction, the contract would end in 2014 and the withheld money be paid out. At the beginning of 2009 Helma Orosz started the fundraising campaign »Your Name on a Chair«. Nevertheless, in the budget draft of 2009/10, not one cent was adjusted for the project, the nearly perfect package was tied up and all other possibilities were gone through again – true Dresden decision making.
In October 2010 the SPD, Linke and Bürgerfraktion decided with narrow majority that the Kraftwerk Mitte was to be location for both State Operetta as well as the Theatre of the Young Generation. The mayor considered vetoing this, but the resistance and willingness to make sacrifices of the theatre people, the creativity and artistic successes of the ensemble, the loyalty of the citizens of Dresden to their operetta as well as the long-term advantages for the profitability of the theatre, the development of the town and its tourism kept her from it.
From now on she set the city council resolution in motion. In July 2011, the city council approved the double location of Kraftwerk Mitte and discarded the investor model with 57 votes in favour, instead the cities project corporation Stesad was to realise the construction project. Construction costs were estimated at EUR 96 million, in 2013 the Ed. Züblin AG won the tender for the execution of construction, with designs by architecture professor Jörg Friedrich. On 8. July 2014, after 25 years of discussion, the foundation stone for the theatre in the Kraftwerk, the new home of muses in the heart of Dresden, was laid by mayor Helma Orosz, Saxon Minister for Interior Markus Ulbig, manager of Kommunale Immobilien Dresden Axel Walther and the directors Felicitas Loewe and Wolfang Schaller.