To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Junior Company, the Dutch National Ballet’s youth company will be touring the Netherlands with an anniversary programme full of surprises: In the Futur
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.
The legend of Tristan and Isolde is one of the most influential medieval romances telling the story of the love triangle between King Marke, Isolde and Tristan.
One of the highlights of the year for fans of new and experimental work is New Moves.
‘A bolder, angrier, more tender George Benjamin’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘The phenomenal Barbara Hannigan does what she always does, but does it brilliantly’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
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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?
On 8 September Dutch National Ballet kicks off the new season with its festive Gala. Don’t miss it!
For this programme Dutch National Ballet brings together three internationally acclaimed new classics and spotlights two luminaries of twentieth-century American art: Jerome Robbins and Leonard Ber
Rivalry, jealousy and social control culminate in the murder of an innocent child in Jenůfa.
Dutch National Ballet brings back its recent hugely successful dance drama La Dame aux Camélias, a moving and melancholy tale of impossible love.
The little big chest is a dance production for children between the ages of 4 and 6 and offers a perfect introduction to classic and contemporary ballet.
Following worldwide acclaim from China to Spain to Colombia, Dutch National Ballet takes the ‘Hamlet of dance’ on tour in the Netherlands.
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!
A spectacular ballet performance the whole family will enjoy, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s modern, filmic take on the classic Cinderella was crowned with a prestigious Prix Benois
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
The Junior Company is once again going on tour across the Netherlands with Unboxing ballet, a programme combining world-class classical ballet with work by modern-day trailblazers like
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 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 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
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.
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.
A Holland Festival production
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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