Dutch National Ballet associate artist David Dawson is one of the most-sought after choreographers today.
In March 2019, Dutch National Opera presents the fourth edition of the Opera Forward Festival, with as its central theme Identity and confrontation.
Dutch National Opera presents Girls of the Golden West by the celebrated American composer John Adams.
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From spear to smartphone: over the centuries, human beings have developed countless tools to master their world. But do we really rule our technology, or are we in its grasp?
A new composition by Dutch composer and poet Micha Hamel, Caruso a Cuba is based on the novel Como un mensajero tuyo by Cuban author Mayra Montero.
Based on the famous play by Samuel Beckett, Fin de Partie is the first opera written by 91-year-old György Kurtág, one of the world’s greatest living composers.
A sensational modern opera, The Second Violinist is a brooding thriller electrified by an otherworldly, almost compulsive score.
Swan Lake is often called the ‘ballet of ballets’, and no version captures the emotional eloquence of the story like this one by Rudi van Dantzig.
Musical evening giving an accessible, in-depth explanation of operas and ballets.
Following worldwide acclaim from China to Spain to Colombia, Dutch National Ballet takes the ‘Hamlet of dance’ on tour in the Netherlands.
The Junior Company is once again on tour across the Netherlands with Unboxing Ballet.
With its splendid choral movements, Wagner’s ‘romantische Oper’ Tannhäuser is a true ‘singers’ opera’. German conductor Christof Loy has signed on for this fresh staging.
Following a successful tour and glowing reactions, Scapino Ballet returns to our theatre with Pas de Deux by choreographer Ed Wubbe and composer Michiel Borstlap.
Coolly stylised, Robert Wilson’s sublime staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly accentuates the tragic narrative.
What do you do when you are different from everybody else? Try not to stand out? Or ignore what others think?
What is mankind’s purpose on Earth? Karlheinz Stockhausen’s answer to this question is the seven-opera cycle LICHT.
At the 2019 Holland Festival DNO will present a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande. This one and only opera by Claude Debussy is among the great high points of opera history.
Special premières by three generations of choreographers close out the season.
A marriage, kept secret because of differences in social standing, comes under threat.
On Friday 28 June 2019, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet hosts the third edition of the annual international Gala.
Organised by Dutch National Ballet since 2003, New Moves is an annual dance event giving company members a chance to develop their choreographic potential.
Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana are the most famous twins in opera history.
On 10 September we kick off another theatre season with a festive celebration of ballet.
Pioneering, original and timeless, George Balanchine's (1904-1983) ballets are often compared to Picasso's paintings or Stravinsky's music.
Hoe wordt een pruik gemaakt? Wat gebeurt er achter de schermen? Ontdek dit en meer op zaterdag 14 september 2019. Nationale Opera & Ballet houdt dan traditiegetrouw een Open Huis.
Così fan tutte tells the story of four young lovers, set in the tumult of a holiday resort.
To this day, the city of Verona in Italy is still flooded with letters every week addressed to ‘Julia Capulet, Verona’.
Ever imagined the sound of an itch (kriebel) … in your belly? What would happen if that itch crept up your throat and slipped out of your mouth? If it flew through the air and landed – plop!
The little big chest tells the story of children who discover a magical chest in the attic and unlock a marvellous dance adventure.
This year it is 40 years ago that former Dutch National Ballet principal dancers Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar established Dansersfonds’79.
Don’t miss this final chance – ever!
In its first-ever staging at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, the exuberant fairy tale opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella) promises to be a fun-filled and unforgettable December performanc
A heart-warming fairy-tale ballet to lighten the dark days of winter, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King is a choreography by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eag
What makes Handel’s opera Rodelinda such a popular favourite? In arias suffused with grief, bitter yearning and joy, her story speaks to our imaginations and draws us into her dilemma.
Nabucco is a biblical drama in both narrative and scale and was the young Verdi’s breakthrough composition.
Frida by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa was inspired by the life story of Frida Kahlo.
Giselle is both one of the most romantic works in the classical ballet repertoire as well as among the most demanding, calling for the soloists to cultivate a profound dramatic and emotion
The Junior Company has became a fixture in the Dutch theatre firmament. This season they’ll once more be touring the whole country to showcase a cross-section of the ballet repertoire.
The inspiration for Willem Jeths’ third opera, Ritratto (‘Portrait’), was Luisa Casati.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny is a satirical parable by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht about capitalism running rampant.
Das Jagdgewehr is based on the Japanese writer Yashushi Inoue’s ‘eponymous’ debut novel of 1949.
Feeling lonely, Mole decides to write a song that will cheer up the moon. Grasshopper rehearses his orchestra until they know the song by heart. Then, one night, they put on a beautiful concert.
In Four Seasons Dutch National Ballet presents the state of the art in today’s dance landscape, with three new creations by three world-class choreographers.
In the world of GRIMM, Cinderella walks in sneakers and other familiar fairy tale characters are all given a funky twist.
In Die Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal sought to articulate reality in symbolic form, much as Mozart and Schikaneder had don
Year in, year out, George Bizet's Carmen works its magic around the world.
Dvořák’s Rusalka is about a water nymph who dreams of a life on land, rooted in the tradition of the ‘undine’ as well as the opposition between man and nature.
At the 2020 Holland Festival, Dutch National Ballet will present the world premiere of Beethoven.
In the kingdom of Minos, there lives a fearsome creature: half man, half bull. The king keeps it locked deep inside a maze, feeding it the flesh of his enemies.
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