now & soon

WORLD
PREMIERE

Eurydice
Opera
Eurydice - Die Liebenden, blind
5-17 March | 6 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Ticket sales for Eurydice - Die Liebenden, blind have started. Eurydice – Die Liebenden...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

Tosca
Opera
Tosca
12 April - 8 May | 9 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

The life of the temperamental singer Floria Tosca is a jumble of love, lust and political...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

Anna Bolena
Opera
Anna Bolena
10-29 May | 7 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

‘Success, Triumph, Delirium!’ – exclaimed the audience at the 1830 premiere of Anna Bolena...

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feb - march - apr

Concert

Salome
Opera
Salome
6, 12 and 14 February | 3 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Ticket sales for the concert version of Salome will start on Tuesday 1 February at 12.00...

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WORLD
PREMIERE

O|A|E
Opera
Orphée | L'Amour | Eurydice
5-7 March | 3 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal

Ticket sales for O|A|E start on Tuesday 1 February at 12:00. What is the nature of love...

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NEW
PRODUCTION

Tosca
Opera
Tosca
12 April - 8 May | 9 performances
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

The life of the temperamental singer Floria Tosca is a jumble of love, lust and political...

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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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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.

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Talent development

For young artists and professionals

Education

Activities for schools and families