Les contes d’Hoffmann is an ‘opéra fantastique’, in which the Romantic poet Hoffmann remembers the important women in his life in a drunken stupor.
‘A bolder, angrier, more tender George Benjamin’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘The phenomenal Barbara Hannigan does what she always does, but does it brilliantly’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
On 4 September, Dutch National Opera is presenting Operaflirt XL: Die Zauberflöte. This festive kick-off to the opera season is only for young people aged between 16 and 35!
What better way to kick off the opera season than with McBurney’s phenomenal staging of Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
Rivalry, jealousy and social control culminate in the murder of an innocent child in Jenůfa.
Rossini’s lively and energetic Il barbiere di Siviglia is a beloved opera classic. Il barbiere di Siviglia is presented in a new staging by Lotte de Beer that kids are also sure t
NDT brings a triple bill of four choreographic masterminds whose choice of music is as important as the stories they tell through their respective dance languages.
George Enescu’s masterpiece Oedipe is already a musical tour de force, but in the hands of director Àlex Ollé it boasts a visual staging that is equally spectacular!
Porgy and Bess is a unique opera and a popular favourite in which George Gershwin mixed jazz with the western opera tradition and Afro-American and Russian Jewish music. Everyone knows the
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.
Dutch National Opera presents Girls of the Golden West by the celebrated American composer John Adams.
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, the result of an artistic partnership between world-renowne
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.
Coolly stylised, Robert Wilson’s sublime staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly accentuates the tragic narrative in this revival of the enthusiastically received 2002 producti
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, led by Daniele Gatti.
On Friday 28 June 2019, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet hosts the third edition of the annual international Gala.
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