Telling stories with music

On Wednesday afternoons

For children who like to sing and play, Dutch National Opera will be organising a weekly children's chorus on Wednesday afternoons from 5 October 2022. Accompanied by a pianist and a singing and acting teacher, you will work with (contemporary) opera repertoire. As well as existing pieces, we will also be working together on new repertoire: new stories told through music. 

There are two groups: group I for children aged 6 to 8 and group II for children aged 9 to 13. Do you like singing and acting? And are you between 6 and 13 years old? Then sign up for Opera Heroes!

Artistic coordination & musical direction: Hanne van de Vrie 

You can register here for Opera Heroes on Wednesday afternoon

Practical information


Wednesday afternoons, weekly from 5 October 2022 to 21 December 2022 (11 lessons)

  • Group I (6-8 years) 15.00-15.45 (45 minutes) 
  • Group II (9-13 years old) 16.00-17.15 hrs (75 minutes)


Opera Heroes takes place in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Waterlooplein 22, Amsterdam. Children have to come to the theatre with their own transport. They will be cared for and accompanied during the rehearsal days as well as the days of the performances.

Costs and registration 

The costs for participation are per child: € 55,-

You can pay this amount via the application. After payment your child is registered. You will receive more information as soon as possible. 


When participating in Opera Heroes, the children experience an instructive and fun journey. It is important that the children attend all rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please contact the  Education, Participation and Programming Department of Dutch National Opera & Ballet via

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Photo: Kim Krijnen
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De smaak te pakken?

Wie de smaak helemaal te pakken heeft en ervan droomt mee te zingen in een opera op het grote toneel, kan ook eens kijken op de website van Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam, de vaste kinderkoor-partner van Nationale Opera & Ballet.