Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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AmsterdamRigolettoNew Production

Verdi: Rigoletto
Carlo Rizzi; Damiano Michieletto; Dutch National Opera; Paolo Fantin; Agostino Cavalca; Saimir Pirgu; Luca Salsi

AmsterdamConcerto Köln: Vivaldi and Telemann

Vivaldi, Telemann
Concerto Köln; Attilio Cremonesi; Carlos Mena; Shunské Sato

AmsterdamBoreyko conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

Messiaen, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrey Boreyko; Lucas Debargue

AmsterdamMaster Pianist Radu Lupu

Haydn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky
Radu Lupu, Piano

AmsterdamAntony Hermus conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Mahler: Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Noord Nederlands Orkest; Antony Hermus

AmsterdamCalefax: Bach's Die Kunst Der Fuge

Bach: Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080
Calefax
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Audi’s Madrigals in Amsterdam: a sensorial experience

Staged at Dutch National Opera’s workshop, Madrigals reduces the distance between public and performers and creates a real sensorial experience. 
****1
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Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine

Damiano Michieletto’s intriguing production of Rigoletto is set in a mental hospital, and sidelines emotion in favour of analysis. The singing, on the other hand, is heartfelt and exciting.
***11
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NDT2 Smoke and Mirrors

Newcomers Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal present their first work alongside established choreographers as Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot. A programme where new and old, humoristic and dark meet.
****1
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

Two world premières commissioned by the RCO are polar opposites in terms of emotional temperature.
***11
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Cranko's Onegin in Amsterdam

Dramatic narrative ballets seem to gain in popularity with the Dutch National Ballet, and although Onegin was no tearjerker star ballerina Anna Tsygankova created some beautiful moments.
***11
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Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Nelsons

Andris Nelsons has been a frequent visitor to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008, often conducting the symphonies of Shostakovich. 
***11
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