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Venue: Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam

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AddressWaterlooplein 22
Amsterdam
North Holland
Netherlands
ContainsOdeonzaal
Google maps52° 22' 1.501" N 4° 54' 5.635" E
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AmsterdamMadama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Jader Bignamini; Robert Wilson; Dutch National Opera; Frida Parmeggiani; Elena Stikhina; Enkelejda Shkosa

AmsterdamTannhäuserNew production

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Dutch National Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Daniel Kirch; Björn Bürger

AmsterdamSwan Lake

Maia Makhateli, Daniel Camargo and ensemble in Swan Lake © Marc Haegeman
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Rudi van Dantzig; Toer van Schayk; Dutch National Ballet; Boris Gruzin; Andrew Mogrelia

AmsterdamPelléas et MélisandeNew production

Pelléas et Mélisande
Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Stéphane Denève; Olivier Py; Dutch National Opera; Pierre-André Weitz; Paul Appleby; Elena Tsallagova

AmsterdamVan Manen / Forsythe / ArquésNew Production

Van Manen / Forsythe / Arqués
Whitley, Górecki, Willems
Juanjo Arqués; Hans van Manen; William Forsythe; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Keso Dekker; Tatyana van Walsum; Het Balletorkest

AmsterdamPartita for 8 Voices

Mazzoli, Hearne, Shaw
Roomful of Teeth

AmsterdamNew Moves

New Moves
New works
Dancers of Dutch National Ballet; Dutch National Ballet

AmsterdamPagliacci / Cavalleria rusticanaNew production

Pagliacci / Cavalleria rusticana
Leoncavallo, Mascagni
Sir Mark Elder; Robert Carsen; Dutch National Opera; Radu Boruzescu; Annemarie Woods; Ailyn Pérez; Brandon Jovanovich
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Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Orchestra and chorus reach great Wagnerian heights in this new production by Christof Loy, a study of an artist in revolt against hypocritical sexual mores.
***11
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A Swan Lake of awe inspiring beauty in Amsterdam

Maia Makhateli, Daniel Camargo and ensemble in Swan Lake © Marc Haegeman
This Swan Lake is a continued homage to classical female beauty and awe-inspiring dancing. The swans' collective mourning at Siegfried’s betrayal and its consequences are palpable.
****1
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Perfect symbiosis of words and music in Fin de partie

Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nagg) © Ruth Walz

György Kurtág’s long awaited opera Fin de partie gets a second run in Amsterdam after its La Scala premiere, with the same excellent cast, conductor and production team.

*****
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Adams’ dark Gold Rush opera arrives in Amsterdam

Girls of the Golden West © Ruth Walz
Dame Shirley’s texts are here sung by the young American soprano Julia Bullock whose pliable instrument and stylish way with words reveal an ideal storyteller.
***11
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A great Requiem premieres at Dutch National Ballet

Dutch National Ballet in Requiem © Hans Gerritsen
Dawson impresses most where the dynamic between utter stillness and his lyrical movements is greatest, and Bryers has composed a beautiful and meditative series of compositions
****1
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La Cetra dazzles in Juditha triumphans at Dutch National Opera

Gaëlle Arquez (Juditha) © Marco Borggreve

Floris Visser’s staging transforms Vivaldi’s biblical oratorio into a credible wartime drama. The young cast is proficient, and La Cetra Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcon, nothing short of miraculous.

****1
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“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at DNO

Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Lotte de Beer’s Il barbiere di Siviglia for Dutch National Opera seems a surprisingly traditional spectacle... although it does come with a twist.
****1
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A heartfelt Dame aux camélias at Dutch National Ballet

Anna Tsygankova (Marguerite) and James Stout (Armand) © Marc Haegeman
For a ticket to 19th-century romance, head to Amsterdam, where John Neumeier's story will stir your heart and lift you up.
****1
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