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Guide to the Holland Festival

preview to the 2018 festival edition

Technology and spirituality at Holland Festival

Trojan Women © National Theatre of Korea
Esoterica from Armenia, video game operas, algorithmic audiovisuals and more: Holland Festival doesn’t let you settle into one genre.  
Holland Festival
Holland Festival

June 7 - July 1, 2018

The Holland Festival takes place yearly during the month of June, in the main and smaller venues of Amsterdam. Since 1947 the Holland Festival is the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands. The festival offers a broad scope of international performing arts with a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. The festival features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. The Holland Festival's tradition of innovation is further expanded by opening the festival up, for instance by staging performances, concerts and events in public spaces.

For full information, visit the Holland Festival website.

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AmsterdamLes Contes d'HoffmannNew Production

Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Kratzer; Dutch National Opera; Rainer Sellmaier; John Osborn; Nina Minasyan

AmsterdamRichters Patterns

Richters Patterns
Daniel Reuss; Corinna Belz; Ensemble Musikfabrik; Cappella Amsterdam; Ulrich Löffler

AmsterdamTrojan Women

Trojan Women
Ahn Sook Sun: Trojan Women
Ong Keng Sen; National Changgeuk Company of Korea; Myung Hee Cho; Kim Moohong; Kim Kum-mi; Yi So-yeon
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Funeral fun with Franui at the Holland Festival

Florian Boesch and Franui © Lukas Beck
Half-arty, half-folky, this collaboration between bass-baritone Florian Boesch and the East Tyrolean ensemble Franui was an entertaining mixed bag.
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Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

Malin Byström (Salome) © BAUS
In an elegant new production by Ivo van Hove, Malin Byström portrays a graceful, erotic Salome and the RCO play with sensuous lyricism under Daniele Gatti.
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Margaret Leng Tan © Yvonne Tan
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From Crumb to Kaufmann: Holland Festival 2017 revealed

The Holland Festival has always celebrated and promoted new work and takes its 70th anniversary to both look forward, with plenty of world premières, but also to reflect on its past.