Dutch National Opera creates and performs dramatic musical art, focusing on quality, diversity and innovation. This is expressed by taking a fresh approach to the opera classics, rediscovering repertoire that has seldom been performed and creating brand-new operas. Come and be inspired in our theatre, where you will be given a warm welcome.

Dutch National Opera presents



Dutch National Opera’s success is largely due to the Chorus of the Dutch National Opera, which numbers 60 singers. Let us introduce them to you.

Behind the Scenes

From complete sets to costumes, and from special effects to wigs; practically everything is produced in our own workshops. Watch some behind-the-scenes videos here.

Artistic Staff

The Dutch National Opera is the largest opera company in the Netherlands. These are the members of our artistic and musical staff. (Biographies will be available in English soon).


Do you enjoy singing? Singing together? Together with a lot of others? Come and join our choir projects: Zingen bij De Nationale Opera! There are several projects for children and adults, with or without experience.

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On our way to a 50 years celebration

Whilst preparing to celebrate its 50th anniversary at the end of 2015, Dutch National Opera (formerly De Nederlandse Opera) is proud to launch its first season together with Dutch National Ballet. National Opera & Ballet is the home of both production companies, sharing the word National from now on in their names, helping to make their merger clear whilst respecting their individual identities.

Take your Social Seats

Dutch National Opera & Ballet offer two free Social Seats each month: all you have to do is use your social media!

Since 2011 CMS is the European partner of The Dutch National Opera.