Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in 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. Throughout the summer, Amsterdam also hosts three fantastic music festivals; the Holland Festival, Robecco SummerNights and the Grachtenfestival. You can find concerts or opera performances using our Amsterdam Concert Calendar and click on the ticket link to book online.
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AmsterdamAndrè Schuen Sings Schumann, Wolf and Martin

Schumann, Wolf, Martin
Andrè Schuen; Daniel Heide

AmsterdamDover Quartet: Mozart, Haydn and Zemlinsky

Haydn, Mozart, Zemlinsky
Dover String Quartet

AmsterdamTristan und IsoldeNew Production

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Marc Albrecht; Pierre Audi; Dutch National Opera; Christof Hetzer; Stephen Gould; Günther Groissböck

Amsterdam100 years Bernstein with Liza Ferschtman

Gershwin, Bernstein, Ives, Copland
Het Gelders Orkest; Christian Vasquez; Liza Ferschtman

AmsterdamEbonit Saxophone Quartet

Debussy, Janáček, Ravel, Pierné, Chausson, Fauré
Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, saxophone ensemble
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A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Vasily Petrenko uncovers the magic of Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic score. 
****1
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Introdans: A colourful ode to chairs

A colourful evening full of chairs that pleases the young audience, but not innovative enough to impress the older spectators. 
***11
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A musically gorgeous Bohème in Amsterdam

Gifted conductor Andrea Battistoni and a vocally seductive cast made this revival of Benedict Andrews’s flawed La bohème a musical triumph.
****1
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Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini at DNO

An unlikely coupling of one-act operas by Zemlinsky and Puccini bears fruit in a staging that reveals their thematic parallels while leaving their obvious differences on show.
****1
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Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the RCO

The Concertgebouw's distinctive sound has remained intact. Ripe lower strings meld with limpid winds and sculpted horns emerge slowly into the foreground all gleaming and glistening.
****1
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The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Het Concertgebouw © Leander Lammertink
© Leander Lammertink
Visiting Amsterdam? Find out what's coming up at the Concertgebouw here!

Guide to Dutch National Opera and Ballet

Dutch National Opera © Michiel Verbeek
© Michiel Verbeek
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