Sophie de Lint

Director Dutch National Opera

Interview Sophie de Lint

Director Sophie de Lint on an opera season full of urgent themes.

Scene photo Die Zauberflöte

Productions season 23/24

Dutch National Opera

An inspiring and varied programme with fourteen opera productions (including three family operas). View all productions of the 2023/2024 season.

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 2022/2023 season, Edward Ananian-Cooper succeeded Ching-Lien Wu as Chorus Master.

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!

Koor 2023
Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

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.


The Dutch National Opera Studio

The Dutch National Opera Studio is a two-year programme in which six 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.

Sophie de Lint

‘This opera house belongs to all of us’


Voor young artists and professionals

Talent Development

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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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.

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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.

History DNO

A rich history

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