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Venue: Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam

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AddressWaterlooplein 22
Amsterdam
North Holland
Netherlands
Google maps52° 22' 1.501" N 4° 54' 5.635" E
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AmsterdamThe New ClassicsNew production

The New Classics
Chopin, Bernstein, Talbot
Jerome Robbins; Alexei Ratmansky; Wayne McGregor; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Noé Inui

AmsterdamDie Zauberflöte

Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Antonello Manacorda; Simon McBurney; Dutch National Opera; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Dimitry Ivashchenko; Stanislas de Barbeyrac

AmsterdamJenůfaNew production

Jenůfa
Janáček: Jenůfa
Tomáš Netopil; Katie Mitchell; Dutch National Opera; Lizzie Clachan; Annette Dasch; Evelyn Herlitzius

AmsterdamLa Dame aux camélias

La Dame aux camélias
Chopin: La Dame aux camélias
John Neumeier; Dutch National Ballet; Ermanno Florio; Jürgen Rose

AmsterdamIl barbiere di SivigliaNew production

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Maurizio Benini; Lotte de Beer; Dutch National Opera; Julian Crouch; René Barbera; Nino Machaidze

AmsterdamNederlands Dans Theater 1

Hofesh Shechter; Marco Goecke; Sol León; Paul Lightfoot; Nederlands Dans Theater 1; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest

AmsterdamOedipeNew production

Oedipe
Enescu: Oedipe
Marc Albrecht; Àlex Ollé; Dutch National Opera; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Johan Reuter; Eric Halfvarson

AmsterdamCinderella

Cinderella
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Christopher Wheeldon; Jacquelin Barrett; Dutch National Ballet; Martin West; Julian Crouch
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In Amsterdam, McBurney's Die Zauberflöte continues to delight

Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino) © Michel Schnater
Back for its third run at Dutch National Opera, with a satisfying cast, McBurney's staging wins new converts. 
****1
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Tristan and Isolde enthrals Holland festival audience

Sasha Mukhamedov & James Stout © Hans Gerritsen
Sasha Mukhamedov, James Stout and their fellow dancers succeed to drag us off to a romantic tragedy on the British isles on a June evening.
*****
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A superb, sinister Hoffmann at Dutch National Opera

Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Selectively unearthed from current critical editions, this fabulously performed new Hoffmann plumbs the murky depths of its antihero’s psyche.
*****
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A beautiful but infuriating Clemenza in Amsterdam

Florian Schuele and Ekaterina Scherbachenko (Vitellia) © Ruth Walz
The transfer of last year's Clemenza di Tito from Salzburg delights and irritates in equal measure.
***11
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Grimm: A Crowd Pleaser

Junior Company and Ish dancers in Grimm © Michel Schnater
A pulsing one hour and 40 minutes for young ballet and hip hop dance fans.
****1
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Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
An exemplary cast, an opulent orchestra and unforgettable images in Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.
****1
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Exciting collaborations in Dutch Doubles

Yuanyuan Zhang & Martin ten Kortenaar in Impermanence © Hans Gerritsen
Ballet and pop music meet in a new work by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and other exciting collaborations by Ernst Meisner, Hans van Manen and Wubkje Kuindersma
***11
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Musically superlative Das Floß der Medusa at DNO

Mamadou Ndiaye; Lenneke Ruiten (La Mort) © DNO 2018 | Monika Rittershaus
Ingo Metzmacher leads a musically formidable performance of Hans Werner Henze’s shipwreck oratorio. Romeo Castellucci’s staging engages the senses but remains emotionally distant.
****1
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