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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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AmsterdamPorgy and BessNew production

Porgy and Bess
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
James Gaffigan; James Robinson; Dutch National Opera; Michael Yeargan; Catherine Zuber; Eric Owens; Adina Aaron

AmsterdamJuditha triumphansNew production

Juditha triumphans
Vivaldi: Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Andrea Marcon; Floris Visser; Dutch National Opera; Dieuweke van Reij; Gaëlle Arquez; Teresa Iervolino

AmsterdamRequiemWorld première

Requiem
Brzóska, Bryars
David Dawson; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Eno Henze; Yumiko Takeshima; Altin Kaftira

AmsterdamOde to the Master

Ode to the Master
Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Andriessen
Hans van Manen; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Het Balletorkest; Carel Kraayenhof; Hebe Mensinga

AmsterdamGirls of the Golden WestNew production

Girls of the Golden West
Adams: Girls of the Golden West
Grant Gershon; Peter Sellars; Dutch National Opera; David Gropman; Rita Ryack; Julia Bullock; Davóne Tines

AmsterdamFin de partieNew production

Fin de partie
Kurtág: Fin de partie
Markus Stenz; Pierre Audi; Dutch National Opera; Christof Hetzer; Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

AmsterdamSwan Lake

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Rudi van Dantzig; Toer van Schayk; Dutch National Ballet; Boris Gruzin; Andrew Mogrelia

AmsterdamTannhäuserNew production

Tannhäuser
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Dutch National Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Daniel Kirch; Björn Bürger
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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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“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa

Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Katie Mitchell's second production of Jenůfa is a straightforward, effective reading of the libretto well supported by excellent singing actors.
****1
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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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