Season 2016-2017

We proudly present the 2016-2017 season of Dutch National Opera & Ballet

see the programme

Opera and ballet, arts and culture in general, offer beauty, surprise, knowledge, insight and emotion. We need arts and culture to understand changes in society, to appreciate beauty and to understand one another. Nowadays more than ever.

The performances in season 2016-2017 are on a local, national and international level and are characterised by attention to young, talented as well as established artists, by top quality and experiment, classics and innovation.

See the 2016-2016 season

  • Jephtha
    Between hope and fear
  • Parsifal
    Wagner's overwhelming last opera
  • Coppelia
    Glamour, true love and the malleability of life
  • Die Entführung aus dem Serail
    Between East and West
  • Manon Lescaut
    Hope and illusion of a tragic character
  • La Bayadère
    Love, intrige and extraordinarily pure dance
  • Le nozze di Figaro
    An eventful wedding party
  • Dutch National Ballet Gala
    Festive opening of the season
  • Dutch Masters
    Toer van Schayk’s 80th birthday
  • Prins Igor
    Romantic lyrics and powerful chorus scenes
  • Made in Amsterdam 1 & 2
    Leader in innovation
  • Rigoletto
    Cursed jester
  • Little dog's heart
    Children’s opera for age 8 and up
  • Mariavespers
    Religious symbolism in images and music
  • Salome
    Diabolic innocence
  • A Dog's Heart
    Breathtaking satire
  • The little big chest
    Dance performance for children aged 4 to 6
  • Wozzeck
    Poignant masterpiece
  • The New Prince
    Blood-curdling revue about power
  • Onegin
    Unparalleled dramaturgy and compelling choreography
  • Shostakovich Trilogy
    Intensely personal tribute
  • New season

    This new season brings exciting and thought-provoking productions. Like the European premiere of Prince Igor, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, who directed The Legend of the invisible city of Kitezh for DNO, and the reprise of Parsifal, directed by Pierre Audi, with the impressive stage design of Anish Kapoor.

    The Opera Forward Festival - in 2017 for the second time - draws a new audience with a new production of Alan Bergs Wozzeck and the world premiere of The New Prince by the young composer Mohammed Fayrouz, directed by Lotte de Beer.

    The spring of 2017 brings Onegin by John Cranko, one of the ballet masterpieces of the twentieth century, and the European premiere of the Shostakovich Trilogy by Alexei Ratmansky, which was received enthousiastically already in San Francisco and New York. Made in Amsterdam 1 and Made in Amsterdam 2 are a mini-festival, presenting works by many top choreographers who have created especially for Dutch National Ballet, such as David Dawson, Christopher Wheeldon, Kzryzstof Pastor and Alexei Ratmansky.

    Like every year, this year we offer a great number of subcscription series. A select number of series are available online. All subscription series have this advantage: they offer the lowest price for the best seats.

    season brochure 2016-2017 (in dutch)

    subscription brochure 2016-2017 (in dutch)

    We look forward to greeting you to our theatre to experience one of our performances or other offerings.