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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AmsterdamRigolettoNew Production

Verdi: Rigoletto
Carlo Rizzi; Damiano Michieletto; Dutch National Opera; Paolo Fantin; Agostino Cavalca; Saimir Pirgu; Luca Salsi

AmsterdamSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Daniele Gatti; Ivo van Hove; Dutch National Opera; Jan Versweyveld; An D'Huys; Lance Ryan; Doris Soffel

AmsterdamShostakovich Trilogy

Shostakovich
Alexei Ratmansky; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe; Dutch Ballet Orchestra

AmsterdamNew Moves

Unknown; Dutch National Ballet

AmsterdamLa forza del destinoNew Production

Verdi: La forza del destino
Michele Mariotti; Christof Loy; Dutch National Opera; Christian Schmidt; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Franco Vassallo

AmsterdamGala

Various
Hans van Manen; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe

AmsterdamOde to the Master

Prokofiev, Piazzolla, Andriessen
Hans van Manen; Dutch National Ballet; Matthew Rowe

AmsterdamEliogabaloNew Production

Cavalli: Eliogabalo
Leonardo Garcia Alarcón; Thomas Jolly; Dutch National Opera; Thibaut Fack; Gareth Pugh; Franco Fagioli; Ed Lyon
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Audi’s Madrigals in Amsterdam: a sensorial experience

Staged at Dutch National Opera’s workshop, Madrigals reduces the distance between public and performers and creates a real sensorial experience. 
****1
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Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine

Damiano Michieletto’s intriguing production of Rigoletto is set in a mental hospital, and sidelines emotion in favour of analysis. The singing, on the other hand, is heartfelt and exciting.
***11
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Cranko's Onegin in Amsterdam

Dramatic narrative ballets seem to gain in popularity with the Dutch National Ballet, and although Onegin was no tearjerker star ballerina Anna Tsygankova created some beautiful moments.
***11
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Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

Clarity and mounting horror in the orchestra pit, the full truth and ugliness of the human condition onstage. Dutch National Opera’s new production of Wozzeck is stomach-churning for all the right reasons.
*****
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Made in Amsterdam (2)

Wheeldon’s vocabulary, Ratmansky’s Lyricism, Pastor’s roaring engine and Dawson’s mesmerising planetary roaming little prince Edo Wijnen, make for a happy afternoon. 
*****
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Made in Amsterdam 1

Dutch National Ballet proves its innovative tradition of modern ballet with playful, serious, subtle and powerful pieces.
*****
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Finding release among the poppy fields

Tcherniakov's moving production delves into the psychological rather than revelling in the spectacular. 
****1
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DNO's Abduction a soprano vehicle for Lenneke Ruiten

The revival of this nine-year-old production feels dated, but its three Rs – Ruiten, Rose and Rhorer – make it a worthwhile evening.
***11
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