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Step into the world of ballet and opera. We look forward to welcoming you back in our theatre. Click on the link below to view our programme.

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Aria & Dutch National Opera Studio

This autumn sees the 2nd season of the successful ARIA. In this 8-part TV programme, ten opera talents compete for a prestigious grand prize: a renowned course at the Dutch National Opera Studio. There, talented opera singers are prepared for an international career in two years. Are you curious to know what it's like at the Dutch National Opera Studio? In the YouTubeseries From audition to performance, we follow the young singers from the very first auditions to the performance in Paradiso in Amsterdam.

opera: now & soon

NEW
PRODUCTION

Königskinder
Opera
Königskinder
6-22 Oct 2022 | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

In this fairy tale, the villain is not a witch, but mankind. Engelbert Humperdinck’s...

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EUROPEAN
PREMIERE

Blue
Opera
Blue
7-22 Nov 2022 | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Opera has rarely been as topical as Blue. In Harlem, a black couple anticipates the birth...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

Operetta Land
Opera
Operetta Land
20 Nov-30 Dec 2022 | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Operetta Land doesn’t exist. It’s an imaginary place, with imaginary people, who have...

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ballet: now & soon

FOR THE
WHOLE
FAMILY

Sleeping Beauty
Ballet
The Sleeping Beauty
12 Oct-2 Jan 2023 | 21 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Sir Peter Wright’s The Sleeping Beauty has been the jewel in the crown of Dutch National...

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TOUR

Balanchine Van Manen Arqués
Ballet
Balanchine / Van Manen / Arqués
9-19 Nov 2022 | 6 performances
Tour, The Netherlands

‘See the music, hear the dance’. These winged words by George Balanchine, the greatest...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

Dawson
Ballet
Dawson
8-16 Dec 2022 | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

David Dawson’s work is so recognisable and extraordinary not just for the great...

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Black Achievement Month

During the month of October, Black Achievement Month (BAM) presents the special contributions of persons with African roots to the world and to Dutch society in particular. This year marks the seventh edition of BAM; a recognition of the many qualities that can be found in the black community. Dutch National Opera & Ballet will be presenting special performances during BAM. Make sure you don't miss it!

Opera and ballet online

Opera & ballet online

Can't get enough of opera and ballet? Discover more than 6.842 hours of:

  • opera and ballet fragments

  • ballet classes and singing lessons 

  • behind the scenes videos

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Schools & families

For schools & families

We love to share our love for opera and ballet with as many people as possible. We create performances and organize activities in which children, teenagers and families can experience the magic of opera and ballet.

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