now & soon

NEW
PRODUCTION

Missa in tempore belli
Opera
Missa in tempore belli
6-21 September | 4 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

This production of Missa in tempore belli is a dream come true for DNO’s brand-new chief...

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DUTCH
PREMIERE

Upload
Opera
Upload
1-8 October | 5 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

To live forever: it’s possible as an upload, a digital version of yourself. It sounds like...

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Holland
festival

Die ersten Menschen
Opera
Die ersten Menschen: stream
25 June - 25 December | Free stream
ARTE, Online

Die ersten Menschen will be streamed from Friday, June 25 at 8 PM (CET) on the European...

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oct - nov - dec

THEATRE
PREMIERE

Lied voor de maan
Opera
A song for the moon
20-24 October | 8 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal

Lonesome mole decides to write a song to cheer up the moon. Grasshopper rehearses the song...

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REVIVAL

Don Giovanni
Opera
Don Giovanni
4-28 November | 8 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

No one crosses his path unscathed. Don Giovanni, the most famous seducer in the history of...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

La traviata
Opera
La traviata
4-26 December | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

With his La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi not only told the story of a terminally ill courtesan...

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Sophie de Lint

Interview Sophie de Lint

Director Dutch National Opera

In many ways the upcoming opera season will be a time of new beginnings, as represented not only by Lorenzo Viotti starting his tenure as chief conductor but also by the great variety of projects on the programme. In the words of DNO director Sophie de Lint: ‘More than ever, we’re committed to exploring the urgency of opera.’

Lorenzo Viotti

NEW SEASON

Dutch National Opera

Productions season 21/22

In the new season, the urgency of opera will be explored more than ever, according to director Sophie de Lint. View all productions of the 2021/2022 season.

latest opera news
Young Artists

Open-air exhibition “Dutch National Opera meets young visual artists”

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Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins

Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins broadcast on NPO 2 on Sunday 18 July.

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convenant tekenen

Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid sign covenant for collaboration

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NOB online

opera & ballet online

Can't get enough of opera? Discover more than 2.584 hours of:

  • arias and scenes
  • behind-the-scenes videos
  • interviews & articles

Chorus of Dutch National Opera

The success of Dutch National Opera is largely due to its Chorus. The Chorus of Dutch National Opera consists of 60 singers and was awarded with the title Best Opera Chorus by Opernwelt in 2016. From the start of the 2021/2022 season, Lorenzo Viotti will succeed Ching Lien Wu as the Chorus' chief conductor. 

Furthermore, since some operas require a much larger chorus - sometimes up to 90 or 100 singers - Dutch National Opera also works with a large group of great freelancers.

Meet the members of our Chorus via the link below!

Children's chorus

Since 2016, Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam (NVA) has been the regular children's choir partner of Dutch National Opera & Ballet (DNO&B); upcoming productions include Tosca, Turandot and Nutcracker & Mouse King. Together, DNO&B and NVA organise educational days during which children are trained for the opera profession.

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 belongs to 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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Meisje Barbara Hummel
Meisje Barbara Hummel
First assistant director
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Le Nozze

About Dutch National 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

A rich history

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

audition

For our Chorus or Dutch National Opera Studio

Talent development

For young artists and professionals

Education

Activities for schools and families