The second edition of the Opera Forward Festival, on the theme of POWER/POWERLESSNESS, will take place between 18 and 31 March 2017.
Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck lets us experience how a vulnerable person can be driven to commit a deed of despair.
Although the title might suggest otherwise, The New Prince is certainly not about a fairytale prince.
Caliban is a chamber opera by the adventurous composer Moritz Eggert, based on the character of the same name from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.
A new, special adaptation of the St John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. A production of Muziektheater Transparant as part of the Opera Forward Festival 2017.
Onegin is one of those rare narrative ballet dramas that touch both heart and mind.
Almost every Tuesday you can enjoy a free lunch concert in the foyer of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
The little big chest is an ideal introduction to classical and contemporary ballet.
The world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart, based on a novella by Mikhail Bulgakov, was an overwhelming success in 2010.
Always wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes of a large theatre?
Following the great success of former programmes, the Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is once again presenting a touring programme full of surprises: Juniors Go Dutch
Best of Balanchine comprises three of the best-known masterpieces as well as a pas de deux that is new to our company by the greatest choreographer of the twentieth century.
The five most popular Verdi operas certainly include the heart-rending drama about the jester Rigoletto, who unwittingly brings about the death of his own daughter.
Only three full-length works from Monteverdi’s opera oeuvre have survived. By combining individual works, further aspects of this early master are explored in Madrigals.
Little Dog’s Heart
Or the rambling and true story of the unfortunate voyage of a Dutch cargo ship and the ship’s dog Sharik, through the unstoppable Plastic Soup.
NDT 1 presents Parade which is solely dedicated to the work of associate choreographer Crystal Pite.
Monteverdi’s moving Marian Vespers are visualised by DNO director Pierre Audi, in an installation by the Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere, in the monumental Gashouder in Amsterdam.
Modern psychology made its first appearance on the opera stage with Richard Strauss’ masterpiece Salome.
Shostakovich Trilogy is a groundbreaking, intensely personal tribute from the renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky to Dmitri Shostakovich, one of the greatest composers of Russia.
This season the annual event where dancers of the company get the opportunity to develop their choreographic talents will be like a gala performance, with a party to follow.
Fate strikes mercilessly hard in La forza del destino. A family conflict with a fatal ending arises against the backdrop of war.
Dutch National Ballet’s festive gala performance to open the theatre season has become an institution.
No choreographer has made such a big mark on dance in the Netherlands as Hans van Manen.
The historical protagonist of Eliogabalo, the late-Roman emperor Heliogabalus, was a maniacal, lecherous teenage emperor, who turned his four-year reign into one long carnival.
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is the theme of this large-scale production.
As the title suggests, the music of the virtuoso Franz Schubert sets the tone in this first NDT 2 programme.
Eine florentinische Tragödie and Gianni Schicchi: a juxtaposition of a thriller and a comedy. The totally different short operas are linked by the theme of ‘riches versus love’.
It is no coincidence that La bohème is one of the audience favourites. The moving love story can be told like a film, and Puccini’s music is compellingly beautiful.
No fewer than eighteen times over the festive Christmas period, Dutch National Ballet will awaken The Sleeping Beauty with a kiss.
The new production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, directed by Pierre Audi, has already received high acclaim in Paris and Rome.
This is the fourth time in its history that Dutch National Opera is presenting a production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.
There’s no better ballet for chasing away the winter blues than Don Quichotte.
Following the great success of Ballet Bubbles (2016) and Juniors Go Dutch (2017), the Junior Company presents another touring programme full of surprises: In the Future.
Das Floss der Medusa is a timeless requiem for the forgotten victims of the indifference of the privileged classes.
In March 2018, Dutch National Opera presents the third edition of the Opera Forward Festival, with as its central theme Fate and Understanding.
Two short opera's directed by the upcoming talented American director Ted Huffman.
With this staging of La morte d’Orfeo, Pierre Audi is returning - in his last production as director of DNO - to the beginnings of his career and to those of the opera genre.
Following the success of Dutch Doubles in 2014, Dutch National Ballet is now presenting a second edition, which once again includes world premieres.
Narnia is an exciting collaboration between the Junior Company and ISH Dance Collective, and is thus an encounter between ballet and other dance forms, like hiphop.
Rarely has a theatrical world premiere been so warmly received as Dutch National Opera’s production of Arnold Schönberg’s late-Romantic Gurre-Lieder in 2014.
In his production of Mozart’s opera La clemenza di Tito, Peter Sellars shows a society that rises and falls, which he links to recent events in Paris and Brussels.
Little Dog’s Heart is an opera for young and old.
Les Contes d’Hoffmann is an ‘opéra fantastique’, in which the Romantic poet Hoffmann remembers the important women in his life in a drunken stupor.
The love between the knight Tristan and the princess Isolde is one of the great classic love tragedies.
One of the highlights of the year for fans of new and experimental work is New Moves.
Following the overwhelming impact made by George Benjamin’s Written on Skin in 2012, Dutch National Opera presents his latest opera: Lessons in Love and Violence.