There’s no better ballet for chasing away the winter blues than Don Quichotte.
Join a guided tour behind the scenes of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
Almost every Tuesday you can enjoy a free lunch concert in the foyer of Dutch National Opera & Ballet.
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
In March 2018, Dutch National Opera presents the third edition of the Opera Forward Festival, with as its central theme Fate and Understanding.
Das Floß der Medusa is a timeless requiem for forgotten victims.
Flee with us to the labyrinth of the Minotaur, where there are no borders between man and beast, body and mind, and opera singers and instrumentalists.
This chamber opera is an indictment against the structural inequality encountered by the black community in Philadelphia (but also in other places).
Two short opera's directed by the upcoming talented American director Ted Huffman.
With this staging of La morte d’Orfeo, Pierre Audi is returning - in his last production as director of DNO - to the beginnings of his career and to those of the opera genre.
Following the success of Dutch Doubles in 2014, Dutch National Ballet is now presenting a second edition, which once again includes world premieres.
It is probably the most radical, utopian composition ever written: the seven-part, 29-hour opera cycle LICHT by Karlheinz Stockhausen.
GRIMM is an exciting collaboration between the Junior Company and ISH Dance Collective, and is thus an encounter between ballet and other dance forms, like hiphop.
Rarely has a theatrical world premiere been so warmly received as Dutch National Opera’s production of Arnold Schönberg’s late-Romantic Gurre-Lieder in 2014.
No choreographer has made such a big mark on dance in the Netherlands as Hans van Manen.
In his production of Mozart’s opera La clemenza di Tito, Peter Sellars shows a society that rises and falls, which he links to recent events in Paris and Brussels.
… absurd, contentious, but very entertaining youth theatre … (Theaterkrant)
… a swinging party … (de Volkskrant)
On Friday 1 June 2018, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet hosts its annual International Young Patrons Gala.
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.
Following the overwhelming impact made by George Benjamin’s Written on Skin in 2012, Dutch National Opera presents his latest opera: Lessons in Love and Violence.
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
In het eerste programma van Nederlands Dans Theater in seizoen 2018/2019 presenteert NDT 1 drie werken waarin muziek een opvallende rol in het creatieproces speelt.
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.
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
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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