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Guide to Dutch National Opera and Ballet

AddressWaterlooplein 22
North Holland
Google maps52° 22' 1.501" N 4° 54' 5.635" E

“The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, securely led by Marc Albrecht with admirable precision, navigated this string of musical contrasts, from tender cello solos to staggering orchestral outbursts, in a performance that never fell short of engrossing.” J. Camilieri, Bachtrack, November 2019

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Jeths: Ritratto
Geoffrey Paterson; Marcel Sijm; Dutch National Opera; Marcel Warning; Jan Taminiau; Verity Wingate; Polly Leech

AmsterdamLady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Mariss Jansons; Martin Kušej; Dutch National Opera; Martin Zehetgruber; Heide Kastler; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Christopher Ventris

AmsterdamThe Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya
Marc Albrecht; Dmitri Tcherniakov; Dutch National Opera; Elena Zaytseva; Svetlana Aksenova; John Daszak
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Frida premieres at Dutch National Ballet

Salome Leverashvili and ensemble © Hans Gerritsen
The world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's ballet about the legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is unsurprisingly colourful and highly dramatic by design. 
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A monolithic Nabucco at Dutch National Opera

George Petean (Nabucco) © Martin Walz
A promising cast on paper is scuppered by a banal, monotonous production and uninspired conducting.
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Rodelinda hits all the marks at Dutch National Opera

Katarina Bradić (Eduige) and Lucy Crowe (Rodelinda) © Monika Rittershaus | DNO 2020
A veritable Baroque bonanza featuring a top-tier cast and orchestra in an emotionally incisive and handsomely crafted production.
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