Dutch National Opera

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.

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.

La Cenerentola: behind the scenes
Interview met Thomas Oliemans bij Così fan tutte (2019)
Interview met dirigent Lorenzo Viotti bij Pag/Cav (sep 2019)
Watch a rehearsal with the masterly chorus

Director/Artistic Staff

The Dutch National Opera is the largest opera company in the Netherlands. These are the members of our artistic and musical staff.


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.

A rich history

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New director Sophie de Lint

On 1 September 2018 Pierre Audi bid farewell to Dutch National Opera and made way for the new opera director Sophie de Lint.


Dutch National Opera 50 years

On 24 December 2014 it was exactly 50 years ago that Dutch National Opera was founded.