now & soon

REVIVAL

Carmen
Opera
Carmen
3-22 Sep 2022 | 8 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main stage

She is an enchanting seductress, the quintessential femme fatale and she represents all...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

Königskinder
Opera
Königskinder
6-22 Oct 2022 | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

In this fairy tale, the villain is not a witch, but mankind. Engelbert Humperdinck’s...

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EUROPEAN
PREMIERE

Blue
Opera
Blue
7-22 Nov 2022 | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Opera has rarely been as topical as Blue. In Harlem, an African American couple...

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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

‘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.

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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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