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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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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

By , 12 September 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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Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 April 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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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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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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Franco Fagioli (Eliogabalo) © Ruth Walz | DNO
Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Leonora) James Creswell (Il marchese di Calatrava) and the DNO Chorus © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

By , 09 September 2017
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Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
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Marc Kudish (Henry Kissinger) and Joshua Hopkins (Niccolò Machiavelli) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

The New Prince a colourful and fast-paced revue in Amsterdam

By , 24 March 2017
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Christopher Maltman (Wozzeck) and Sir Willard White (The Doctor) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 March 2017
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Prince Igor) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Finding release among the poppy fields: Dmitri Tcherniakov's powerful Prince Igor reaches Amsterdam

By , 07 February 2017
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Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

The Abduction from the Seraglio a soprano vehicle at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 January 2017
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Christopher Ventris (Parsifal), Petra Lang (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Audi's spectacular Parsifal at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 December 2016
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Richard Croft (Jephtha) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Starkly powerful Jephtha at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 November 2016
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Peter Hoare (Dancing Master), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Manon) and Alain Coulombe (Geronte de Revoir) © Bernd Uhlig
Amsterdam

Andrea Breth's Manon Lescaut abandoned in a chilly Louisiana desert at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 October 2016
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Alex Esposito (Figaro) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Choice cast in bonbon-box Marriage of Figaro at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 September 2016
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky) and Chorus © Monika Forster | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Caged bird: Tchaikovsky stars in Herheim's remarkable Pique Dame at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 June 2016
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Adrian Sâmpetrean (Leporello) and Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Total theatre: Don Giovanni at Dutch National Opera

By , 07 May 2016
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Igone de Jongh (Juliette) and James Stout (Roméo) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A distant universe: Dutch National Opera and Ballet share the stage in Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette

By , 15 April 2016
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Dimitry Ivashchenko (Ivan Khovansky) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Loy's minimalist staging clarifies Khovanshchina in Amsterdam

By , 27 February 2016
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Luca Tittoto (Il Re di Scozia) and Anett Fritsch (Ginevra) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Ariodante convinces as village psychodrama

By , 17 January 2016
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Sally Matthews (Blanche de la Force) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Robert Carsen’s shattering Dialogues des carmélites returns to Amsterdam for a last time

By , 07 November 2015
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Eva-Maria Westbroek © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
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Carmen Giannattasio (Leonora) and Simone Piazzola (Il conte di Luna) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Àlex Ollé's dark Great War Trovatore at Dutch National Opera

By , 08 October 2015
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John Osborn (Cellini), Laurent Naouri (Fieramosca) and Maurizio Muraro (Balducci) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Terry Gilliam’s spectacular Benvenuto Cellini arrives in Amsterdam

By , 09 May 2015
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Scott Hendricks as Macbeth, Amarilli Nizza as Lady Macbeth © Bernd Uhlig
Amsterdam

Worthy Thane: Scott Hendricks is memorably maniacal in Dutch National Opera’s Macbeth

By , 03 April 2015
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Íride Martínez (Königin der Nacht) and Chen Reiss (Pamina) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Polished stagecraft still wields its magic in Dutch National Opera’s Zauberflöte

By , 04 March 2015
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Roberto Tagliavini (Lord Sidney) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Damiano Michieletto gives Il viaggio a Reims a thorough dusting in Amsterdam

By , 20 January 2015
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Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) and Joyce El-Khoury (Musetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Timeless Bohemian life in Amsterdam in new Benedict Andrews production

By , 04 December 2014
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Nikolai Schukoff (Lohengrin) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Pierre Audi's abstract Lohengrin at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2014
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Hélène Guilmette (Laoula), Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Lazuli) and Julie Boulianne (Aloès) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Chabrier’s L’étoile: a delightful mix of surreal, farce and poetry in Pelly's production

By , 04 October 2014
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Anna Larsson (The Wood Dove) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

The Wings of the Dove: Magnificent expressionism in Dutch National Opera's Gurre-Lieder

By , 02 September 2014
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Dutch National Opera, Falstaff © BAUS
Amsterdam

Food, Glorious Food: Falstaff at the Holland Festival is a Feast for the Eyes and Ears

By , 10 June 2014
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Michael Fabiano (Faust) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

La Fura dels Baus' Faust is as spectacular as Grand Opéra gets

By , 15 May 2014
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Arabella © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Age of Anxiety: Dutch National Opera’s unsettling Arabella

By , 13 April 2014
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Christine Tocci (Alisa) and Jessica Pratt (Lucia) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor a bel canto treat

By , 06 April 2014
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Kurt Rydl (Hagen), Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde), Choir of De Nederlandse Opera  ©  Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Abstract and compelling: Audi's Götterdämmerung in Amsterdam

By , 17 November 2013
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Armide  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Barrie Kosky's visually stunning take on Gluck's Armide at De Nederlandse Opera

By , 10 October 2013
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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 2013
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©  Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Colorful and juicy: Prokofiev's L'amour des trois oranges with The Netherlands Opera

By , 01 March 2013
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Eugénie Warnier (Jemmy), Nicola Alaimo (Guillaume Tell), choir of Nederlandse Opera © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

The Netherlands Opera's daunting William Tell shines light on its massive talents

By , 09 February 2013
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