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Lorenzo Viotti works with 'his' future chorus

In a world without a pandemic, he would now be conducting Carmen at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. But, like so many artists, future chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti found himself with some big gaps in his schedule. He used it as an opportunity to create Voices out of Silence, an exceptional project with 'his' future chorus.

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Soprano Ying Fang: "Susanna is the driving force of Nozze"

'To credibly stage a marriage with a distance of one and a half metres between the bride and groom? I don't know how we did it, but we did!' In the middle of the second lockdown, the young Chinese soprano Ying Fang makes her DNO debut as Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. An experience that in no way resembles 'business as usual'.

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On the eve of diversity and inclusion in opera

Opera director Sophie de Lint speaks out about diversity and inclusiveness: "Current developments bring about new insights and place opera as an art form in a different light."

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Online exhibition 'Seven Sins'

During the Opera Forward Festival, seven works by photographer Hellen van Meene were to be exhibited in the foyer of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. This was in addition to the performance The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. Now we offer you a mini online exhibition. 

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23 facts about Luisa Casati

Ritratto revolves around the Lady Gaga of the 1920s, Luisa Casati. She was destined to become a "larger than life" icon from birth.

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