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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. 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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AmsterdamOrchestra of the Eighteenth Century: Bach's St John Passion

© Ronald Knapp
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century; Daniel Reuss; Cappella Amsterdam; Thomas Walker; Henk Neven; Julia Doyle

AmsterdamTannhäuserNew production

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Dutch National Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Daniel Kirch; Björn Bürger

AmsterdamAlarcón conducts Colonna and Giorgi

© Mats Becker
Colonna, Giorgi
Leonardo García Alarcón; Cappella Mediterranea; Chœur de chambre de Namur; Mariana Florès; Julie Roset

AmsterdamSunday morning concert: Concerto Köln play Bach, Geminiani and Vivaldi

© Harald Hoffmann
Vivaldi, Bach, Geminiani
Concerto Köln; Evgeny Sviridov; Cordula Breuer; Wolfgang Dey
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An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg

Giancarlo Andretta conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir and a fine team of soloists led by Tatiana Serjan's Abigaille into an exhilarating Nabucco.

*****
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Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Ominous Bartók, polished Mozart and energetic Bach, all on a superb musical spring evening in Amsterdam.
****1
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Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Orchestra and chorus reach great Wagnerian heights in this new production by Christof Loy, a study of an artist in revolt against hypocritical sexual mores.
***11
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Timeless and uplifting: NDT1 dances Crystal Pite

Solo Echo © Rahi Rezvani
Nederlands Dans Theater 1’s new triple bill premieres Imre Van Opstal and Marne Van Opstal's Take Root alongside works by Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar and Crystal Pite. 
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