There’s a good reason why Swan Lake is so often called the ‘ballet of all ballets’.
Following last year’s extremely successful start, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is back with a new tour!
The fanciful theatre-maker Simon McBurney presented a very unique interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in 2012, to overwhelming success.
Every Tuesday (12.30-13.00) there is a free lunch concert in our foyer.
Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Scottish’ opera Macbeth does not have a romantic storyline, as in so many other operas: here, it’s all about the securing the most power.
John Neumeier’s La Dame aux Camélias is one of the most important new narrative ballets of the last fifty years.
From December 2014, Dutch National Opera & Ballet is organising a monthly Children’s Studio.
The work of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the greatest composers of all time, forms an inexhaustible source of inspiration for choreographers.
This Spring, Dutch National Ballet is taking on a thrilling new adventure: in a new choreography, dancers for the Junior Company will share the stage with dancers from the urban dance group ISH.
Dutch National Opera presents Berlioz’ first opera in a staging by the renowned actor, director and cineaste Terry Gilliam.
Dutch National Opera presents the complete version of Alban Berg’s opera Lulu for the first time in National Opera & Ballet, in a co-production with the Metropolitan Opera New York an
In Cool Britannia, Dutch National Ballet brings today’s top three British choreographers together: Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon and David Dawson.
Hatsune Miku features in The End, the first Vocaloid opera – an opera without an orchestra or human vocalis
New creations are the lifeblood of every dance company.
Music is at the core of Europe. Our shared musical culture unifies us as European citizens. It is our common language.
Dutch National Opera is opening its anniversary season in festive style with a new production of Der Rosenkavalier.
The festive opening of the new ballet season will take place with a glittering gala on 8 September.
This Autumn Dutch National Ballet is taking on a thrilling new adventure: in a new choreography, dancers for the Junior Company will share the stage with dancers from the urban dance group ISH.
The oeuvre of the Netherlands’ best-known choreographer, Hans van Manen, is of inestimable value to Dutch National Ballet.
Along with Rigoletto and La traviata, Il trovatore is one of Verdi’s most popular operas. The piece is full of tension, love, bloody revenge, deception and death.
Giselle is one of the most romantic works of the classical repertoire, but also one of the most challenging when it comes to dancers’ dramatic and emotional empathy.
Musical quality, world premieres, Dutch repertoire, innovative productions and visual attractiveness. These are the five core values of Dutch National Opera.
Following performances received with ovations, Robert Carsen’s production of Francis Poulenc’s moving opera Dialogues des Carmélites is returning to Dutch National Opera.
In 1958, Benjamin Britten programmed an opera by his friend Francis Poulenc for that year’s Aldeburgh Festival.
Dutch National Opera is presenting a new production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairytale opera Hänsel und Gretel.
In The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, skaters glide over the canals of Amsterdam and a living room is magically transformed into a snowy forest.
The exciting story and convincing characters make Händel’s Ariodante one of the best of the Baroque (opera seria).
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is at the heart of a large-scale production by Dutch National Ballet.
Following the successful tours of the past two seasons, the Junior Company is presenting a new programme, full of ambition and variety, in which the youngest dance professionals get the opportunit
Freely translated, Khovanshchina means ‘the Khovansky affair’. It is about the revolt of the Streltsy (musketeers) led by Prince Khovansky against Peter the Great.
From 15 to 25 March 2016, Dutch National Opera is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with Opera Forward, a festival with two world premieres in one week, as well as numerous new product
In the world premiere Only the sound remains, the famous director Peter Sellars combines two short operas inspired by Nôh dramas, Always strong and Feather mantle, by th
Best of Balanchine includes three well-known masterpieces by George Balanchine and one of his works that is new to Dutch National Ballet.
Cimarosa’s opera Il matrimonio segreto staat centraal in een gemeenschappelijk talentontwikkelingsproject
The world premiere of Michel van der Aa’s chamber opera for soprano and 3D film, Blank out, will take place
Sasha Waltz is making a timeless and universal love story of Hector Berlioz’ version of Roméo et Juliette.
In The little big chest, young children make the acquaintance of a strange chest in the attic and embark on a magical dance adventure.
Mozart’s Don Giovanni is many people’s favourite opera, not just because of the incredibly beautiful music, but also because of attractive elements like sex, violence, humour and tension.
Double bill by Nederlands Dans Theater
The second Russian opera in the anniversary season is a new production of Tchaikovsky’s Pique dame (Queen of spades).
Louis Andriessen sketches the story of a colourful character in his new opera Theatre of the World, in which Reinbert de Leeuw also returns to Dutch National Opera with his ensemble Asko|
They live in New York, London, Berlin and Amsterdam, yet share the same passion: taking ballet in totally new directions on the basis of classical technique.
In New Moves, dancers of Dutch National Ballet get the opportunity to investigate their choreographic talents. New creations are the ‘lifeblood’ of every dance company.
Dutch National Opera is closing its anniversary season with two concerts by the Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek.