Dutch National Opera & Ballet is shocked and horrified by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As an artistic company, we dedicate our lives to creation, to beauty and harmony. Art inspires to bring out the best that mankind can be. War is the polar opposite to this.
We, at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, are part of a global community connected through music, opera and dance. Our company employs people from over 30 different nations, including Ukraine and Russia. We will not allow these cruelties to destroy this community, the spirit of solidarity, and artistic exchange.
Our thoughts go out to the people of Ukraine, and all of our friends and colleagues who suffer from the war in these dark times.