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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Amsterdam

Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance listings | Amsterdam
Amsterdam is home to the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra which regularly performs at the Concertgebouw concert hall together with an array of first class visiting orchestras. The Dutch National Opera and Ballet offer a first class season for aficionados. You can find concerts or opera performances in the Upcoming Events list and click on the ticket link to book online.
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AmsterdamBest of Balanchine

Anna Tsygankova and James Stout in Symphony in Three Movements © Hans Gerritsen
Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Gershwin
George Balanchine; Dutch National Ballet; Fayçal Karoui; Paul Gallis; Francois-Noël Cherpin; Barbara Karinska

AmsterdamJames Gaffigan and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

© Vera Hartmann
Debussy, Roussel
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; James Gaffigan; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Cécile van de Sant; Alessandro Fisher; Jean-Luc Ballestra

AmsterdamPagliacci / Cavalleria rusticanaNew production

Cavalleria Rusticana: Rihab Chaieb (Lola) and Brian Jagde (Turiddu) © BAUS | Dutch National Opera
Leoncavallo, Mascagni
Lorenzo Viotti; Robert Carsen; Dutch National Opera; Aldert Vermeulen; Radu Boruzescu; Annemarie Woods; Ailyn Pérez

AmsterdamRising stars: trumpet player Simon Höfele

© Sebastian Heck
Hindemith, Ravel, Pares, Takemitsu, Srnka, Prokofiev, Gershwin
Simon Höfele; Kärt Ruubel
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Glitter and groove with Balanchine in Amsterdam

Anna Tsygankova and James Stout in Symphony in Three Movements © Hans Gerritsen
Dutch National Ballet continues its series honouring the great choreographer. 
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Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana sets the bar high at DNO

Cavalleria Rusticana: Rihab Chaieb (Lola) and Brian Jagde (Turiddu) © BAUS | Dutch National Opera
Exceptional singing, an auspicious conducting debut and a staging that is both sophisticated and emotionally involving make this production an unequivocal winner.
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No slim pickings at Dutch National Ballet's “New Moves”

Michele Esposito in Double Violin © Michel Schnater
The short programme of new works choreographed by DNB dancers leaves the audience refreshed with enthusiasm.

Arqués fiery Ignite captures the attention at Dutch National Ballet

Kleines Requiem: Martin ten Kortenaar and Sasha Mukhamedov © Hans Gerritsen
Anna Tsygankova is clearly enjoying her part in Forsythe's Pas/Parts 2018, an exposé of the vocabulary of modern ballet.
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