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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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AmsterdamLes Contes d'HoffmannNew Production

Nina Minasyan (Olympia) © Baus
Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Carlo Rizzi; Tobias Kratzer; Dutch National Opera; Rainer Sellmaier; John Osborn; Nina Minasyan

AmsterdamLessons in Love and ViolenceNew Production

Lessons in Love and Violence
Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
George Benjamin; Katie Mitchell; Dutch National Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Stéphane Degout; Barbara Hannigan

AmsterdamTristan + Isolde

Sasha Mukhamedov & James Stout © Hans Gerritsen
Brzóska: Tristan + Isolde
David Dawson; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Eno Henze; Yumiko Takeshima

AmsterdamDie Zauberflöte

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

AmsterdamGala

Gala
Tchaikovsky, Chopin
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Rudi van Dantzig; Dutch National Ballet; Dutch National Ballet's Junior Company; Koen Kessels; Het Balletorkest; Students of the Dutch National Ballet Academy

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

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
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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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The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Virtuoso modern stagecraft and a fine cast combine in a very enjoyable, present-day Rake’s Progress.
****1
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