The world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart, based on a novella by Mikhail Bulgakov, was an overwhelming success in 2010.
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.
Fate strikes mercilessly hard in La forza del destino. A family conflict with a fatal ending arises against the backdrop of war.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.