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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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AmsterdamThe Way You Sound Tonight

The Way You Sound Tonight
The Way You Sound Tonight
Arno Schuitemaker, Choreography

AmsterdamLegacy

Legacy
Gallo: Legacy
Nadia Beugré; Hanna Hedman; Erk Houllier; Boris Hennion

AmsterdamConcertgebouw Orchestra, Gatti and Westbroek: Wagner

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Beethoven, Wagner
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti; Eva-Maria Westbroek

AmsterdamTristan + Isolde

Tristan + Isolde
Brzóska: Tristan + Isolde
David Dawson; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Eno Henze; Yumiko Takeshima
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A superb, sinister Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Selectively unearthed from current critical editions, this fabulously performed new Hoffmann plumbs the murky depths of its antihero’s psyche.
*****
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A feast of virtuosi dances

Shut Eye © Rahi Rezvani
Shut Eye (Lightfoot & León) is like an alternating current. Woke Up Blind (Goecke) is entertaining and vulnerable. Pite's work hits the rythmic nail on the head. You want to freeze-frame Pite's dancers, snap a picture and hang it on the wall.
****1
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A beautiful but infuriating Clemenza in Amsterdam

Florian Schuele and Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Vitellia) © Ruth Walz
The transfer of last year's Clemenza di Tito from Salzburg delights and irritates in equal measure.
***11
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Starry performance can’t lift Caldara’s Planets to the skies

Andrea Marcon © Marco Borggreve
Accomplished performances from the cast and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra can’t fully compensate the shortcomings of Caldara’s Harmony of the Planets.
***11
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