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Apr 18, 21 mat, 24, 28 mat, May 01
Wagner, Tannhäuser
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Christof Loy, Director, Choreography
Johannes Leiacker, Set Designer
Ursula Renzenbrink, Costume Designer
Daniel Kirch, Tannhäuser
Björn Bürger, Wolfram von Eschenbach
Svetlana Aksenova, Elisabeth
Ekaterina Gubanova, Venus
Stephen Milling, Landgraf Hermann
Attilio Glaser, Walther von der Vogelweide
Kay Stiefermann, Biterolf
Lucas van Lierop, Heinrich der Schreiber
Eric Ander, Reinmar von Zweter
Julietta Aleksanyan, Shepherd Boy
Olaf Winter, Lighting Designer
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Thu 18 Apr at 20:15
© Ronald Knapp
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century: Bach's St John Passion
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Bach, St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century
Cappella Amsterdam
Daniel Reuss, Conductor
Thomas Walker, Tenor
Henk Neven, Baritone
Julia Doyle, Soprano
Daniel Elgersma, Countertenor
Andrew Tortise, Tenor
André Morsch, Baritone
Sat 20 Apr at 14:15
© Mats Becker
Alarcón conducts Colonna and Giorgi
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Colonna, Mass in E minor
Colonna, Dixit Dominus
Colonna, Sacre lamentazioni
Giorgi, Improprium expectavit
Giorgi, Ave Maria
Giorgi, Dextera Domini
Cappella Mediterranea
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón, Director
Mariana Florès, Soprano
Julie Roset, Soprano
Valerio Contaldo, Tenor
Alejandro Meerapfel, Baritone
Sun 21 Apr at 11:00
© Harald Hoffmann
Sunday morning concert: Concerto Köln play Bach, Geminiani and Vivaldi
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Vivaldi, Concerto for strings in A major, RV 158
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 4 in G major, BWV1049
Geminiani, Concerto Grosso in D major, Op.3 no.1
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, BWV1050
Concerto Köln
Evgeny Sviridov, Violin
Cordula Breuer, Flute, Recorder
Wolfgang Dey, Recorder
Wiebke Weidanz, Harpsichord
Apr 23, 26, 29, May 02, 05 mat, 07, 10, 13
Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Jader Bignamini, Conductor
Robert Wilson, Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Frida Parmeggiani, Costume Designer
Elena Stikhina, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Enkelejda Shkosa, Suzuki
Gianluca Terranova, Pinkerton
Brian Mulligan, Sharpless
Saverio Fiore, Goro
Carlo Cigni, The Bonze
Tim Kuypers, Prince Yamadori
John van Halteren, The Imperial Commissioner
Anneleen Bijnen, Kate Pinkerton
Harry Teeuwen, Yakuside
Marieke Reuten, Cio-Cio-san's mother
Tomoko Makuuchi, The aunt
Dana Ilia, The cousin
Residentie Orkest
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Thu 25 Apr at 20:15

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Die Hamletmaschine
Asperghis, Die Hamletmaschine-Oratorio
Sarah Aristidou, Soprano
Romain Bischoff, Conductor
Holger Falk, Baritone
Christian Dierstein, Percussion
Geneviève Strosser, Viola
SWR Vokalensemble
Asko|Schönberg
Bas Wiegers, Conductor
Fri 26 Apr at 21:00
© Mladen Pikulic
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Essentials: Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5
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Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Apr 26, 28, 29

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

NDT2: Settle for more
Nederlands Dans Theater 2
Sun 28 Apr at 11:00
© Simon van Boxtel
Sunday morning concert: Markus Stenz conducts das Lied von der Erde
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Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Markus Stenz, Conductor
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Contralto
Tomislav Mužek, Tenor
Sun 28 Apr at 14:15
© Marco Borggreve
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5
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Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Williams, Tuba Concerto
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor
Perry Hoogendijk, Tuba
Fri 3 May at 20:15
© Musacchio Ianniello
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Berlioz' Requiem
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Berlioz, Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", Op.5
Javier Camarena, Tenor
Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)
Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sat 4 May at 14:15
© Molina Visuals
René Jacobs conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
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Beethoven, Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Freiburger Barockorchester
RIAS Chamber Chorus
René Jacobs, Conductor
Johanna Winkel, Soprano
Sophie Harmsen, Mezzo-soprano
Sebastian Kohlhepp, Tenor
Johannes Weisser, Bass-baritone
Sun 5 May at 11:00
© Marco Borggreve
Sunday morning concert: Ronald Brautigam plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 5
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Bree, Allegro for four string quartets
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Ronald Brautigam, Piano
Concertgebouw Kamerorkest
Mon 6 May at 20:15
Schumann C., Liebst du um Schönheit, Op.12 no. 2
Schumann C., Sie liebten sich beide, Op.13 no.2
Schumann C., Der Mond kommt still, Op.13 no.4
Schumann C., Am Strande
Mendelssohn-Hensel, Frühling, Op.7 no.3
Mendelssohn-Hensel, Warum sind denn die Rosen so blaß, Op.1 no.3
Mendelssohn-Hensel, Nachtwanderer, Op.7 no.1
Mendelssohn-Hensel, Bergeslust, Op.10 no.5
Mendelssohn, Die Liebende schreibt
Mendelssohn, Pagenlied
Mendelssohn, Schilflied, Op.71 no.4
Mendelssohn, Hexenlied, Op.8 no.8
Chopin, Sliczny chlopiec (the handsome lad) in D major, Op.74 no.8
Chopin, Melodia (elegy) in G major, Op.74 no.9
Chopin, Piosnka litewska (a Lithuanian song) in F major, Op.74 no.16
Chopin, Wojak (the warrior) in A flat major, Op.74 no.10
Liszt, Die stille Wasserrose, S 321
Liszt, Ihr Glocken von Marling, S 328
Liszt, Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, S 272
Liszt, Der du von dem Himmel bist , S 279
Berlioz, Chant du Bonheur
Berlioz, Petit oiseau, Op.13 no.2
Berlioz, Irlande: Adieu Bessy
Berlioz, Zaïde: Bolero
Schumann, Myrthen: Widmung, Op.25 no.1
Schumann, Muttertraum, Op.40 no.2
Schumann, Der Einsiedler, Op.83, no.3
Schumann, Aufträge, Op.77 no.5
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
Julius Drake, Piano
May 09, 11, 12 mat, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 mat, 22, 23, 25, 26 mat, 29, Jun 02 mat
Swan Lake (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk)
Boris Gruzin, Conductor
Andrew Mogrelia, Conductor
Toer van Schayk, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Het Balletorkest
Fri 10 May at 20:15
© Klaus Rudolph
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Peter Eötvös
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Eötvös, Alle vittime senza nome (Dutch première)
van der Aa, Double concerto (Dutch première)
Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra
Peter Eötvös, Conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
Sol Gabetta, Cello
May 11, 13
© Marco Borggreve
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring performed by the Jussen brothers
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Ligeti, Concert Românesc
Bartók, Concerto for Two Pianos, Percussion and Orchestra
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) (for 2 pianos)
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Joshua Weilerstein, Conductor
Arthur Jussen, Piano
Lucas Jussen, Piano
Simone Rubino, Percussion
Sat 11 May at 14:15
© Marco Borggreve
Vänskä & Gavryuluk: Rachmaninov and Beethoven
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Saariaho, Ciel d'hiver
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor, Op.1
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Osmo Vänskä, Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
Sun 12 May at 11:00
© Jelmer de Haas
Quirine Viersen & Thomas Beijer: Beethoven, Janáček and Mendelssohn
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Beethoven, Seven variations for cello and piano on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46
Janáček, Pohádka (Fairy Tale)
Mendelssohn, Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major, Op 58
Quirine Viersen, Cello
Thomas Beijer, Piano
Sun 12 May at 20:15
© Mary Slepkova | DG
Master Pianists Series: Grigory Sokolov
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 3 in C major, Op.2 no.3
Beethoven, Eleven Bagatelles for piano, Op.119
Brahms, Six Piano Pieces, Op.118
Brahms, 4 Klavierstücke (Four Pieces for Piano), Op.119
Grigory Sokolov, Piano
May 15, 16, 17, 19 mat
© Marco Borggreve
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony no. 7
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Dutilleux, L'Arbre des songes, violin concerto
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Myung-whun Chung, Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Fri 17 May at 20:15
Davies, New work (World première)
Asko|Schönberg
May 18, 20
© Marco Borggreve
Albrecht conducts Shostakovich Symphony no. 1
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Bartók, The Miraculous Mandarin, Op.19: suite
de Raaff, Violin Concerto no. 2 "North Atlantic Light" (World première)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Tosca Opdam, Violin
Sat 18 May at 14:15
Beyond Borders: 3 premières by Musikfabrik
Beyond Borders: 3 premières by Musikfabrik
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Germanus, Other (New work)
Saunders, Bite
Bauckholt, Schlammflocke
Hirs, Other (New work)
Chin, Gougalon "Scenes from a street theatre"
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Emilio Pomàrico, Conductor
Marco Blaauw, Trumpet
Sun 19 May at 11:00
Sunday morning concert: Gustavo Gimeno conducts Bruckner's Symphony no. 4
Sunday morning concert: Gustavo Gimeno conducts Bruckner's Symphony no. 4
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Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Gustavo Gimeno, Conductor
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Tue 21 May at 20:15
© Simon van Boxtel
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Yuja Wang and the CBSO: Prokofiev
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Weinberg, Rhapsody on Moldavian themes for orchestra, Op.47 no. 1
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 5 in G major, Op.55
Stravinsky, The Firebird
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Yuja Wang, Piano
May 22, 30 mat, eve, 31
Holland Festival

Zaantheater, Amsterdam

The Head and the Load
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Miller, The Head and The Load (with Thuthuka Sibisi)
William Kentridge, Director
Gregory Maqoma, Choreography
Thuthuka Sibis, Director
May 23, 25
© Igor Cat
Cuarteto Casals: Mozart, Bartók and Beethoven
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Mozart, String Quartet no. 17 in B flat major "Hunt", K458
Bartók, String Quartet no. 3, Sz. 85
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1
Cuarteto Casals
Thu 23 May at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Barbara Hannigan & Ludwig: Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
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Stravinsky, The Rake's Progress
Barbara Hannigan, Conductor
Sofie Asplund, Anne Trulove
Marta Swiderska, Baba the Turk
Gyula Rab, Tom Rakewell
Douglas Williams, Nick Shadow
Ziad Nehme, Sellem
Erik Rosenius, Trulove
Ludwig Ensemble
Fri 24 May at 20:15
Nicholas Collon conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5
Nicholas Collon conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5
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Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major, K218
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
Residentie Orkest
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Rosanne Philippens, Violin
May 25, 26 mat
© Evgeny Evtyukhov
Kochanovsky conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
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Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, Conductor
Truls Mørk, Cello
Sat 25 May at 14:15
© Harald Hoffmann
Honeck and Zimmermann: Martinu and Dvorak
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Dvořák, Rusalka: Fantasy suite (arr. Honeck)
Martinů, Violin Concerto no. 2, H 293
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Frank Peter Zimmermann, Violin
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Manfred Honeck, Conductor
Sun 26 May at 11:00
© Mats Bücker
Sunday morning concert: Martin Fröst plays and conducts: Weber and Beethoven
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Weber, Clarinet concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Beethoven, Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60
Philharmonie Zuidnederland
Martin Fröst, Clarinet
Tue 28 May at 20:15
© Marco Borggreve
Janine Jansen & Antonio Pappano: Szymanowski and Dvořák
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Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Dvořák, 8 Slavonic Dances, Op.72
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Janine Jansen, Violin
May 31, Jun 04, 08
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 1: Michael
aus Licht Part 1: Michael
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Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Jun 01 mat, 05 mat, 09 mat
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve
aus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve
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Stockhausen, Samstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Sat 1 Jun at 13:00
Schreker, Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) (in concert)
Markus Stenz, Conductor
Marco Jentzsch, Alviano Salvago
Michael Kupfer, Duke Antoniotto Adorno
Markus Eiche, Count Vitelozzo Tamare
Steven Humes, Lodovico Nardi
Allison Oakes, Carlotta Nardi
Jeff Martin, Guidobald Usodimare
Emilio Pons, Menaldo Negroni
Miljenko Turk, Michelotto Cibo
Thilo Dahlmann, Gonsalvo Fieschi
Gala El Hadidi, Martuccia
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)
Jun 02 mat, 06 mat, 10 mat
Holland Festival

Westergasfabriek: Gashouder, Amsterdam

aus Licht Part 3: Co-operation and the Opening up of Space
aus Licht Part 3: Co-operation and the Opening up of Space
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Stockhausen, Freitag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer, Conductor
Pierre Audi, Director
Urs Schönebaum, Set Designer, Lighting Designer
Wojciech Dziedzic, Costume Designer
Sun 2 Jun at 20:15
© Kasskara | DG
Master Pianists Series: Krystian Zimerman
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Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Jun 04, 05
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Sur les traces de Dinozord
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Sur les traces de Dinozord (Music by Charles Lwanga Choir of Kisangani, Joachim Montessuis, Arvo Pärt and Jimi Hendricks) (Faustin Linyekula)
Faustin Linyekula, Director
Hlengiwe Lushaba
Jean Kumbonyeki
Yves Mwamba
Papy Maurice Mbwiti, Actor
Antoine Vumilia Muhindo , Actor
Antoine Vumilia Muhindo , Text
Richard Kabako, Text
Jun 05, 06
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Puccini, Turandot (Intercultural rewriting, composed by Aftab Darvishi)
Miranda Lakerveld, Director
Ekaterina Levental, Turandot
Nilper Orchestra
Jun 05, 08, 12, 16 mat, 18, 23 mat, 27
Holland Festival
Pelléas et Mélisande
Pelléas et Mélisande
New production
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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Stéphane Denève, Conductor
Olivier Py, Director
Pierre-André Weitz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Paul Appleby, Pelléas
Elena Tsallagova, Mélisande
Brian Mulligan, Golaud
Peter Rose, Arkel
Katia Ledoux, Geneviève
Fredrik Bergman, Shepherd
Michael Wilmering, A Doctor
Bertrand Killy, Lighting Designer
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Jun 06, 07, 08
Holland Festival

Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
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The six Brandenburg Concertos (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker)
Rosas
Amandine Beyer, Conductor
Jun 07, 08, 09
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Defence of the Less Good Idea / Blind Mass Orchestra / Requiem Request
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Kentridge, Defence of the Less Good Idea
Works by Orecchia Zúniga
Ravel, Boléro
Gregory Maqoma, Choreography
Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Choreography
Blind mass orchestra
Phuphuma Love Minus
Thulani Chauke, Dancer
Xolisile Bongwana, Dancer
Jun 07, 08
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 22 in E flat, K482
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Marc Albrecht, Conductor
Martin Helmchen, Piano
Fri 7 Jun at 19:30
Holland Festival

Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ: Main Hall, Amsterdam

Chronicle of Current Events
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Works by Weinberg
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Kremerata Baltica
Fri 7 Jun at 20:30
Holland Festival

Cultureel Educatief Centrum, Amsterdam

Not another diva...
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Works by Lushaba
Faustin Linyekula, Choreography
Hlengiwe Lushaba, Vocals
Johanna Tshabalala, Dancer
Franck Moka, Vocals
Huguette Tolinga, Vocals, Percussion
Pati Basima, Bass Guitar
Zing Kapaya, Guitar
Heru Shabaka-Ra, Trumpet
Jun 08, 09
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Enyangeni / Ursonate
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Enyangeni (Nhlanhla Mahlangu)
William Kentridge, Director
Jun 11, 12
Holland Festival

International Theater: Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

Roughhouse (Richard Siegal)
Ballet of Difference
Jun 11, 12
Holland Festival

Frascati, Amsterdam

Beautiful Me (Gregory Maqoma)
Gregory Maqoma, Dancer