now & soon

NEW
PRODUCTION

Giulio Cesare
Opera
Giulio Cesare
16 Jan-5 Feb 2023 | 8 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Romance and power take centre stage in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, set against the backdrop of...

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COLLABORATION
DNO AND HNB

Messa da Requiem
Opera & Ballet
Messa da Requiem
9-25 Feb 2023 | 10 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Following the success of Missa in tempore belli the previous season, the Chorus of Dutch...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

Animal Farm campagnebeeld met OFF label
Opera
Animal Farm
3-16 Mar 2023 | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

A group of animals stages a rebellion on a dilapidated farm to free themselves from a...

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Sophie de Lint
Photo: Liza Kollau

Interview Sophie de Lint

Director Dutch National Opera

Hope, anticipation and a great deal of enthusiasm – these emotions shine through when Sophie de Lint talks about Dutch National Opera’s new season that will be launched under the banner of La liberté?

Carmen
Photo: Monica Rittershaus

NEW SEASON

Dutch National Opera

Productions season 22/23

It is a jam-packed season with no less than sixteen opera productions. View all productions of the 2022/2023 season.

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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
Daniel Ruiz de Cenzano Caballero
Daniel Ruiz de Cenzano Caballero
Répétiteur
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‘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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Edward Ananian-Cooper
Edward Ananian-Cooper
Artistic director Chorus of Dutch National Opera
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Meisje Barbara Hummel
Meisje Barbara Hummel
First assistant director
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Orchestras
Special collaborations at world level
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
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National Youth Orchestras of the Netherlands
National Youth Orchestras of the Netherlands
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Masterclass

Talent Development

Voor young artists and professionals

Under the heading of Talent Development you will find a large number of DNO activities, including those of the Dutch National Opera Studio, of the Opera Forward Festival and activities made possible by enoa.

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For our Chorus or Dutch National Opera Studio

Extras

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Education

Activities for schools and families
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.

te zien geweest

Past productions

Would you like to know which productions by Dutch National Opera have been seen in our theatre and elsewhere in recent years? This page will take you to the most valuable information on the most wonderful productions.

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.

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