With its splendid choral movements, Wagner’s ‘romantische Oper’ Tannhäuser is a true ‘singers’ opera’.
Coolly stylised, Robert Wilson’s sublime staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly accentuates the tragic narrative.
What do you do when you are different from everybody else? Try not to stand out? Or ignore what others think?
What is mankind’s purpose on Earth? Karlheinz Stockhausen’s answer to this question is the seven-opera cycle LICHT.
At the 2019 Holland Festival DNO will present a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande.
A marriage, kept secret because of differences in social standing, comes under threat in this comic opera.
On Friday 28 June 2019, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet hosts the third edition of the annual international Gala.
Pagliacci and Cavalleria rusticana are the most famous twins in opera history.
How is a wig made? What happens behind the scenes? Discover this and more during our Open House.
Così fan tutte tells the story of four young lovers, set in the tumult of a holiday resort.
In 2019 NDT celebrates its sixtieth anniversary with an extraordinary anniversary programme that is unique in the company's existence.
Ever imagined the sound of an itch (kriebel) … in your belly? What would happen if that itch crept up your throat and slipped out of your mouth? If it flew through the air and landed – plop!
Don’t miss this final chance – ever!
In its first-ever staging at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, the exuberant fairy tale opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella) promises to be a fun-filled and unforgettable December performanc
What makes Handel’s opera Rodelinda such a popular favourite? In arias suffused with grief, bitter yearning and joy, her story speaks to our imaginations and draws us into her dilemma.
Nabucco is a biblical drama in both narrative and scale and was the young Verdi’s breakthrough composition.
The inspiration for Willem Jeths’ third opera, Ritratto (‘Portrait’), was Luisa Casati.
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny is a satirical parable by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht about capitalism running rampant.
Das Jagdgewehr is based on the Japanese writer Yashushi Inoue’s ‘eponymous’ debut novel of 1949.
Feeling lonely, Mole decides to write a song that will cheer up the moon. Grasshopper rehearses his orchestra until they know the song by heart. Then, one night, they put on a beautiful concert.
In Die Frau ohne Schatten, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal sought to articulate reality in symbolic form, much as Mozart and Schikaneder had don
Year in, year out, George Bizet's Carmen works its magic around the world.
Rounding of our anniversary season and Paul Lightfoot’s tenure as Artistic Director, NDT presents Schmetterling.
Dvořák’s Rusalka is about a water nymph who dreams of a life on land, rooted in the tradition of the ‘undine’ as well as the opposition between man and nature.
In the kingdom of Minos, there lives a fearsome creature: half man, half bull. The king keeps it locked deep inside a maze, feeding it the flesh of his enemies.
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