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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Roméo 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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Hendrickje van Kerckhove (The Sandman) © Marco Borggreve | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 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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Paula Murrihy (Octavian) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Amsterdam

Nostalgia of our time in Dutch National Opera’s splendid Der Rosenkavalier

By , 05 September 2015
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Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Animated Albrecht leads a stirring Mahler 1 in Amsterdam

By , 13 June 2015
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Marc Albrecht © Ilja Keizer
Amsterdam

Epic, romantic Liszt from François-Frédéric Guy, Marc Albrecht and the NPhO

By , 31 May 2015
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Antony Hermus © Claudia Heysel
Amsterdam

A haunting memorial to war in Hans Kox's Anne Frank Cantata

By , 02 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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Marc Albrecht © Ilja Keizer
Amsterdam

Living and Dying: The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Richard Strauss

By , 05 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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Arabella © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Age of Anxiety: Dutch National Opera’s unsettling Arabella

By , 13 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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Adrian Eröd (Sixtus Beckmesser)  ©  Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

A hugely entertaining Meistersinger from The Netherlands Opera

By , 04 June 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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©  Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Wolfgang Rihm's Dionysos makes Nietzsche sing

By , 19 June 2011
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© Kelly & Massa Photography
Amsterdam

Shostakovich and Stravinsky in the Concertgebouw

By , 13 June 2011
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Johan Reuter (Oedipe) © Monika Rittershaus | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

Enescus komplexer Oedipe in Amsterdam

By , 06 December 2018
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Adam Richardson (John Mack) © Dominic M Mercier
Amsterdam

We Shall Not Be Moved: Oper auf Abwegen oder vor dem Neustart?

By , 16 March 2018
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