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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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AmsterdamBruckner's Symphony no. 3

© Anne Dokter
Andriessen, Bruckner
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Michael Sanderling

AmsterdamAmsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists

© Giorgia Bertazzi
Korngold, Brahms
Amsterdam Sinfonietta Solisten; Alasdair Beatson; Candida Thompson; Jacobien Rozemond

AmsterdamNikolai Lugansky plays Brahms' Piano Concerto no. 2

© Simon van Boxtel
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Noord Nederlands Orkest; Kerem Hasan; Nikolai Lugansky

AmsterdamThe New ClassicsNew production

The New Classics
Chopin, Bernstein, Talbot
Jerome Robbins; Alexei Ratmansky; Wayne McGregor; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Noé Inui
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In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Back for its third run at Dutch National Opera, with a satisfying cast, McBurney's staging wins new converts. 
****1
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Fiery, formidable Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw

Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
This year’s NTR ZaterdagMatinee concert series in Amsterdam kicked off with a Boris Godunov that left nothing to be desired.
*****
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An evening of high drama in Amsterdam

Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Spanning a compositional date range of approximately 50 years, Francois-Xavier Roth and his well-drilled Gurzenich delivered a highly enjoyable evening of music by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Beethoven.
****1
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Tristan and Isolde enthrals Holland festival audience

Sasha Mukhamedov & James Stout © Hans Gerritsen
Sasha Mukhamedov, James Stout and their fellow dancers succeed to drag us off to a romantic tragedy on the British isles on a June evening.
*****
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