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Elena Stikhina and Sergio Escobar © BAUS
Amsterdam

Bob Wilson's cool minimalist Butterfly is back in Amsterdam

By , 23 April 2019
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Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg
Amsterdam

An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

By , 13 April 2019
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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Amsterdam

Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

By , 06 April 2019
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Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

By , 06 April 2019
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Solo Echo © Rahi Rezvani
Amsterdam

Timeless and uplifting: NDT1 dances Crystal Pite

By , 02 April 2019
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A Little Night Music © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch Reisopera’s winning A Little Night Music

By , 26 March 2019
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Maia Makhateli, Daniel Camargo and ensemble in Swan Lake © Marc Haegeman
Amsterdam

A Swan Lake of awe inspiring beauty in Amsterdam

By , 16 March 2019
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Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nagg) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Perfect symbiosis of words and music in Fin de partie at the Opera Forward Festival

By , 06 March 2019
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Girls of the Golden West © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Adams’ dark Gold Rush opera arrives in Amsterdam

By , 28 February 2019
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Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Albrecht’s Mahler 8 is a fierce struggle for redemption

By , 23 February 2019
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Dutch National Ballet in Requiem © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

A great Requiem premieres at Dutch National Ballet

By , 09 February 2019
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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

The many facets of Renée Fleming in recital at the Concertgebouw

By , 07 February 2019
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Gaëlle Arquez (Juditha) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

La Cetra dazzles in Juditha triumphans at Dutch National Opera

By , 26 January 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

By , 25 January 2019
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
Amsterdam

Ravishment without drama in Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

By , 15 December 2018
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Cecilia Bartoli © Decca | Kristian Schuller
Amsterdam

Sovereign Bartoli revisits Vivaldi at the Concertgebouw

By , 23 November 2018
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Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2018
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Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Kari Postma (Tosca) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A dystopian police state for Reisopera's new Tosca

By , 06 November 2018
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Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee © Ronald Knapp
Amsterdam

Brownlee and Spyres at the Concertgebouw: so much more than vocal jousting

By , 31 October 2018
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Cristian Măcelaru © Adriane White
Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in symphonically lustrous Weill

By , 18 October 2018
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Anna Tsygankova (Marguerite) and James Stout (Armand) © Marc Haegeman
Amsterdam

A heartfelt Dame aux camélias at Dutch National Ballet

By , 15 October 2018
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Gianandrea Noseda © Steve Sherman
Amsterdam

An unfussy, memorable War Requiem from Noseda and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 11 October 2018
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 October 2018
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Stéphane Denève © SWR | Villa Berg
Amsterdam

An intense Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 27 September 2018
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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

By , 12 September 2018
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Fernando Sancho
Amsterdam

Fiery, formidable Boris Godunov at the Concertgebouw

By , 08 September 2018
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Emmanuel Pahud © Josef Fischnaller
Amsterdam

Roth, Pahud and the Gurzenich deliver an evening of high drama in Amsterdam

By , 11 July 2018
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Sasha Mukhamedov & James Stout © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

Touching Tristan and Isolde enthrals Holland festival audience

By , 13 June 2018
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Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Amsterdam

Superb, sinister Tales of Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

By , 03 June 2018
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Shut Eye © Rahi Rezvani
Amsterdam

NDT's Savoir Faire programme is a feast of virtuosi dances

By , 24 May 2018
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Florian Schuele and Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Vitellia) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Beautiful but infuriating: the Currentzis-Sellar Clemenza in Amsterdam

By , 07 May 2018
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Andrea Marcon © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Starry performance can’t quite lift Caldara’s Planets to the skies in Amsterdam

By , 28 April 2018
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Junior Company and Ish dancers in Grimm © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

ISH and Dutch National Junior's Grimm is a crowd pleaser

By , 22 April 2018
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Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 2018
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Alexandria Marx & Michele Esposito in Fingers in the Air © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company

By , 15 April 2018
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Yuanyuan Zhang & Martin ten Kortenaar in Impermanence © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

New and exciting collaborations in Dutch Doubles by the Dutch National Ballet

By , 24 March 2018
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Kacper Szelążek (Bacco) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera successfully resurrects La morte d’Orfeo

By , 23 March 2018
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Sebastià Peris i Marco (Sam) and Turiya Haudenhuyse (Dinah) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Trouble in Tahiti and Clemency make an intriguing Dutch National double bill

By , 22 March 2018
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Mamadou Ndiaye; Lenneke Ruiten (La Mort) © DNO 2018 | Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Musically superlative Das Floß der Medusa at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 March 2018
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Erika Simons (Antigona) © Jörg Landsberg
Amsterdam

Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

By , 10 February 2018
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Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
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Stephen Gould (Tristan), Ricarda Merbeth (Isolde) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 January 2018
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Venera Gimadieva © Leonid Semenyuk
Amsterdam

A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 December 2017
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Introdans in Angel Rodriguez's Nine Words © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

A colourful ode to chairs by Introdans in So You Think You Can Stoelendans

By , 03 December 2017
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Sergey Romanovsky (Rodolfo) and Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
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Ausrine Stundyte (Bianca) and John Lundgren (Simone) © Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
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Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
Amsterdam

Wasting no time: Daniele Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 03 November 2017
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La clemenza di Tito © Hans Hijmering
Amsterdam

Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

By , 18 October 2017
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Dancers of Dutch National Ballet in Mata Hari © Marc Haegeman
Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet's reprise of Mata Hari is a well-timed success

By , 17 October 2017
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Franco Fagioli (Eliogabalo) © Ruth Walz | DNO
Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
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