Online Season

Experience opera and ballet online now

Dutch National Opera & Ballet continues to sing and dance, online! With various beautiful programmes, we offer something for everyone. Pick a seat with the best view of your screen, prepare your favorite drinks and snacks and compose your own opera and ballet evening from home. Discover the complete programming below and experience the world of opera and ballet online! 


Hans van Manen Variations

Dutch National Ballet

Six beautiful creations from Hans van Manen's rich oeuvre, both famous and lesser-known pieces. Two different casts will make for two evenings of gorgeous ballet! 

▶ €12,50 | Livestreams on 4 and 5 March

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Petite messe solennelle

Dutch National Opera 

Watch Petite Messe Solennelle online and enjoy this 'small solemn mass', which, with its grand sounds, is anything but 'petite'  “Wonderful music, wonderful performance … Already after the opening bars you're sold” - Het Parool

▶ FREE | 24 January until 24 April

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Practice at home

Dutch National Ballet

A desk, a table or a shelf could be a barre as well! Slip into something comfortable and watch online ballet classes taught by Ernst Meisner and Wendeline Wijkstra.

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Opera Forward Festival

Dutch National Opera

Let Opera Forward surprise you with what opera can also be. With work by established artists and a new generation of makers, musical performances and talks, OFF stimulates your head and your heart. In 2021 you can experience OFF online, from your own at-home festival terrain. The central theme of this edition is 'Where do we go from here?'

▶  18 until 21 March 

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Support us

Even now, at a distance, Dutch National Opera & Ballet stands by you and brings the theatre into your home via an online programme. If you would like to do something in return and lend us a helping hand, we would appreciate it very much. Your contribution will fully benefit the artists, singers, musicians, dancers and employees who have worked hard on all of the performances. With this, we hope to be able to enjoy all the beauty that Dutch National Opera & Ballet has to offer again in the near future, together with you. We want to thank you very much for your support and commitment.


This is how you can enjoy our performances at home

Where can I find an online performance? And how can I watch this performance at home? We are happy to help you!

Frequently asked questions


World Ballet Day

Dutch National Ballet & World Ballet Day

On 29 October we celebrate World Ballet Day with at 18:30 a livestream of a ballet class by Ernst Meisner, artistic coordinator of our Junior Company. With dancers Elisabeth Tonev and Davi Ramos at the barre and piano accompaniment by Rex Lobo. You do not want to miss this!

▶ FREE | From 29 October

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Previous online performances:

Faust [working title] - Dutch National Opera
20 November until 19 February Read more

Voices out of Silence - Dutch National Opera
20 December until 17 January Read more

Christmas gala - Dutch National Ballet
19 December and 27 December  Read more

Le Nozze di Figaro - Dutch National Opera
29 November until 27 December Read more

Back to Ballet - classic - Dutch National Ballet
24 November and 4, 11 and 12 December Read more

More previous online performances