13 March


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

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From € 30


Opera en Ballet voor Oekraïne

All of us have watched the continued Russian invasion of Ukraine with shock and horror these past few weeks. It has made us incredibly sad to witness our Ukrainian colleagues’ cries for help and to hear the heartbreaking stories of our Ukrainian and Russian singers and dancers at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. Our hearts go out to those in the Ukraine and to everyone suffering in these dark times. But sympathy alone is not enough. This is why Dutch National Opera & Ballet and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti, will be giving a benefit concert on Sunday 13 March in aid of those in the Ukraine.  The entire proceeds from the concert will be donated to Giro 555 in support of Ukraine.


Opera & Ballet voor Oekraïne is a joint effort, featuring the Chorus of Dutch National Opera, the singers of Dutch National Opera Studio and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti. A varied music programme will be presented that will last just over an hour and will include pieces that range from Mozart and Mahler to traditional Ukrainian songs. Principals of Dutch National Ballet will dance Rudi van Dantzig’s pax de deux from Voorbij gegaan to piano music by Frédéric Chopin.


Please note: the programme is subject to change. 

I. Cantique de Jean Racine, Gabriel Fauré
(string orchestra, harp and chorus)

II. Symphony No. 5, Gustav Mahler ‘Adagietto’
(string orchestra and harp)

III. Bozje Welykyj, Mykola Lysenko ‘Jedynyj’
(chorus a capella)

IV. Vocalise, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Inna Demenkova and Luba Podgayskaya

V. Pas de deux Voorbij Gegaan
Rudi van Dantzig
Maia Makhateli and Jakob Feyferlik
12 Études opus 25, no.7, Frédéric Chopin
Michael Mouratch

VI. Bogdan Khmelnytsky, Konstantyn Dankevych
‘Bogdan’s monologue’
Maksym Nazarenko and Luba Podgayskaya

VII. Pater Noster, Nicolas Kedroff

VIII. Symphony no. 8, Franz Shubert
Second movement

IX. Ave verum corpus, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(string orchestra and chorus)

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The tickets for Opera & Ballet voor Oekraïne go on sale on Monday 7 March. It is up to you how much you want to spend on a ticket – and thus donate. We will be setting a minimum charge of € 30, but visitors are welcome to donate more of course. The entire proceeds from the concert will be donated to Giro 555. We will also be giving visitors an opportunity to donate directly in the theatre itself, before and after the concert.

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It is also still possible to support Ukraine in any way you can, because each contribution helps and is very welcome. Please donate directly to Giro 555 via the link below or go to or to find out how else you can support Ukraine. Will you join us in supporting Ukraine?

hArtforUkraine - Chorus of Dutch National Opera sings a prayer for Ukraine

hArtforUkraine - Koor van De Nationale Opera zingt een gebed voor Oekraïne