Opera Forward Festival

Inspiring, challenging and innovative. Immerse yourself in the 8th edition of the Opera Forward Festival from 8 to 17 March.

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opera: now & soon


Oedipus Rex / Antigone campagnebeeld
Opera & Ballet
Oedipus Rex / Antigone
9-24 Mar 2024 | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Ambitious works for chorus, vocal soloists and dancers This double bill — Stravinsky’s...

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The Four Note Opera
The Four Note Opera
15-17 March 2024 | 4 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Studio Boekman

I always feel very uncomfortable in the Final Scene. But what can we do? That is the way...

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The Shell Trial campagnebeeld
The Shell Trial
16-21 Mar 2024 | 4 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

In 2021, a Dutch court ruled that Shell was legally responsible for its contribution to...

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ballet: now & soon


tien jaar junior company jonge dansers confetti
3 Feb-17 Mar 2024 | 17 performances
Tour, The Netherlands

This season, Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company is presenting an extra festive touring...

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Floor Eimers en Timothy van Poucke
Dancing Dutch
30 Mar-14 Apr 2024 | 9 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Dancing Dutch brings together four choreographers who despite their different origins have...

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Mannetje Jas
Mr. Coats
6-21 April 2024 | 5 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Studio Boekman

Whether it’s winter or summer, Mr. Coats is always freezing cold. Shivering, he tries and...

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