Everyone knows the hits from the opera and 1959 film Porgy and Bess, which include ‘Summertime’, ‘I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’’, ‘Bess, You Is My Woman Now’ and ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’.
The Junior Company is once again on tour across the Netherlands with Unboxing Ballet.
Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans is an allegorical oratorio with a plot full of twists and turns. Though not intended for the theatre, it lends itself perfectly for staged production.
Join a guided tour behind the scenes of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Dutch National Ballet associate artist David Dawson is one of the most-sought after choreographers today.
Back by popular demand is Ode to the Master, our sensational 2017 programme paying tribute to master choreographer Hans van Manen on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
Dutch National Ballet is organising the second edition of Positioning Ballet: a working conference that gives artistic directors, choreographers and dance journalists the opportunity to exchange id
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.
Musical evening giving an accessible, in-depth explanation of operas and ballets.
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.
Following worldwide acclaim from China to Spain to Colombia, Dutch National Ballet takes the ‘Hamlet of dance’ on tour in the Netherlands.
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.
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