now & soon
Donizetti queens in concert
Opera
Donizetti queens in concert
16 May, 7 pm | Online concert
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Online

Compelling love duets, escalating conflicts and arias bursting with virtuosity and emotion...

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Die ersten Menschen
Opera
Die ersten Menschen
June (under reservation) | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Great hall

The first two humans on earth were in love. The third man killed the fourth. Die ersten...

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Scene image from the performance 'Boekman'
Opera
Theater na de Dam: Boekman
4 t/m 31 May | 1
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, online

In the heart of what was once the Jewish neighborhood, actor Harpert Michielsen and...

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Giuseppe Mengoli

Giuseppe Mengoli junior assistent-director DNO & NedPho

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Koor van De Nationale Opera brengt Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem

Choir of the Dutch National Opera performs Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem

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De Nationale Opera presenteert: 'Die ersten Menschen'

Dutch National Opera presents: 'Die ersten Menschen'

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Chorus of Dutch National Opera

Dutch National Opera’s success is largely due to the Chorus of the Dutch National Opera, which numbers 60 singers. The choir was named the best opera choir in the world in 2016 and is conducted by conductor Ching Lien Wu.

For some operas a much larger choir is required; sometimes up to 90 or 100 singers. Therefore, Dutch National Opera works with a large group of great freelancers. We would like to introduce the members of our choir here.

 

Ritratto

The Dutch National Opera Studio

The Dutch National Opera Studio is a two-year programme in which seven young, talented singers and two répétiteurs are prepared for an international opera career. The Opera Studio combines workshops and coaching with a wide range of professional experiences.

biographies members opera studio

‘This opera house is from all of us and for all of us’

Sophie de Lint

board & artistic staff
Sophie de Lint
Sophie de Lint
Director Dutch National Opera
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Damià Carbonell Nicolau
Damià Carbonell Nicolau
Head Artistic Affairs
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Ching-Lien Wu
Ching-Lien Wu
Artistic director Chorus of Dutch National Opera
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Meisje Barbara Hummel
Meisje Barbara Hummel
First assistant director
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Le Nozze

Over De Nationale Opera

Dutch National Opera creates and performs dramatic musical art, focusing on quality, diversity and innovation. This is expressed by taking a fresh approach to the opera classics, rediscovering repertoire that has seldom been performed and creating brand-new operas. Come and be inspired in our theatre, where you will be given a warm welcome.

Geschiedenis DNO

Een rijke geschiedenis

The history of Dutch National Opera starts in 1965. On the next page we have listed a number of milestones.

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Freelancers for our chorus or the Opera Studio

Talent development

For young artists and professionals

Education

Activities for schools and families