Guide to the Holland Festival

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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. 
Holland Festival
Holland Festival

June 3rd - 25th, 2017

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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AmsterdamMarian VespersWorld Première

Monteverdi: Marian Vespers
Raphaël Pichon; Pierre Audi; Dutch National Opera; Berlinde De Bruyckere; Ensemble Pygmalion

AmsterdamJörg Widmann's Opera Babylon

Widmann: Babylon
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Markus Stenz; Gabriele Schnaut; Jussi Myllys; Kai Wessel; Marisol Montalvo

AmsterdamJonas Kaufmann

Verdi, Wagner
Residentie Orkest; Jochen Rieder; Jonas Kaufmann; Eva-Maria Westbroek
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Haydn's Creation not quite a Big Bang at Holland Festival

At the Holland Festival, the performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung with film images by Julian Rosefeldt does not quite unfold as the spectacle it promises on paper.
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Pulsating new Andriessen at Holland Festival

Louis Andriessen’s new opera is a masterly expedition into the grand and grotesque mind of Athanasius Kircher, polymath and fantastist, but it is hampered by a clumsy libretto.
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An energetic summer finale at DNB

Energetic evening to start your summer. You can cut out Dawson's tableaus and frame them on the wall.
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