September 2018

Operaflirt XL

Opera
04 September

On 4 September, Dutch National Opera is presenting Operaflirt XL: Die Zauberflöte.

Die Zauberflöte

Opera Classic
07 09 12 14 17 19 23 26 29 September

What better way to kick off the opera season than with McBurney’s phenomenal staging of Die Zauberflöte by W

Gala 2018

Ballet Festive Season opening
08 September

On 8 September Dutch National Ballet kicks off the new season with its festive Gala. Don’t miss it!

The New Classics

Ballet Modern
11 15 16 18 20 22 25 September

Dutch National Ballet brings together three internationally acclaimed new classics and spotlights two luminaries of t

October 2018

Jenůfa

Opera
06 09 11 14 17 20 22 25 October

Rivalry, jealousy and social control culminate in the murder of an innocent child in Jenůfa.

La Dame aux Camélias

Ballet Classic Dramatic
13 15 16 18 19 21 23 24 26 27 28 31 October

Dutch National Ballet brings back its recent hugely successful dance drama La Dame aux Camélias, a moving an

The little big chest

Ballet Perfomance for toddlers
19 20 21 23 25 26 28 October

The little big chest is a dance production for children between the ages of 4 and 6 and offers a perfect int

November 2018

La Dame aux Camélias

Ballet Classic Dramatic
04 November

Dutch National Ballet brings back its recent hugely successful dance drama La Dame aux Camélias, a moving an

The little big chest

Ballet Perfomance for toddlers
03 04 November

The little big chest is a dance production for children between the ages of 4 and 6 and offers a perfect int

Il barbiere de Siviglia

Opera Classic
10 13 16 18 20 23 25 28 30 November

Rossini's lively and beloved opera classic Il barbiere di Siviglia is presented in a new staging by Lotte de

Nederlands Dans Theater 1

Dance Nederlands Dans Theater Modern
14 15 November

NDT brings a triple bill of four choreographic masterminds whose choice of music is as important as the stories they

December 2018

Il barbiere de Siviglia

Opera Classic
02 December

Rossini's lively and beloved opera classic Il barbiere di Siviglia is presented in a new staging by Lotte de

Oedipe

Opera
06 09 12 15 18 21 25 December

George Enescu’s masterpiece Oedipe is already a musical tour de force, but in the hands of director Àlex Oll

Cinderella

Ballet Fairy Tale
13 14 16 17 19 20 22 23 24 26 27 29 30 31 December

This season’s must-see, Cinderella whisks you away to a world of charm and laughter, entrancing dance and a dash of m

January 2019

Cinderella

Ballet Fairy Tale
01 January

This season’s must-see, Cinderella whisks you away to a world of charm and laughter, entrancing dance and a dash of m

Porgy and Bess

Opera Classic
16 18 20 22 25 27 29 31 January

Everyone knows the hits from the opera and 1959 film Porgy and Bess, which include ‘Summertime’, ‘I Got Plenty O’ Nut

Juditha Triumphans

Opera Baroque
26 28 30 January

Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans is an allegorical oratorio with a plot full of twists and turns.

February 2019

Juditha Triumphans

Opera Baroque
01 03 05 07 February

Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans is an allegorical oratorio with a plot full of twists and turns.

Requiem

Ballet Modern World premiere
09 16 22 23 24 27 February

Dutch National Ballet associate artist David Dawson is one of the most-sought after choreographers t

Ode to the Master

Ballet Modern hans van manen
12 14 17 20 February

Back by popular demand is Ode to the Master, our sensational 2017 programme paying tribute to master choreographer Ha

Girls of the Golden West

Opera Opera Forward
28 February

Dutch National Opera presents Girls of the Golden West by the celebrated American composer John Adams.

March 2019

Requiem

Ballet Modern World premiere
01 March

Dutch National Ballet associate artist David Dawson is one of the most-sought after choreographers t

Girls of the Golden West

Opera Opera Forward
02 05 07 09 13 17 March

Dutch National Opera presents Girls of the Golden West by the celebrated American composer John Adams.

Fin de Partie

Opera Opera Forward Pierre Audi
06 08 10 March

Based on the famous play by Samuel Beckett, Fin de Partie is the first opera written by 91-year-old György K

Swan Lake

Ballet Classic Fairy Tale
16 20 23 24 26 28 30 31 March

Swan Lake is often called the ‘ballet of ballets’, and no version captures the emotional eloquence of the st

April 2019

Swan Lake

Ballet Classic Fairy Tale
02 04 05 April

Swan Lake is often called the ‘ballet of ballets’, and no version captures the emotional eloquence of the st

Tannhäuser

Opera Wagner Romantic
06 10 14 18 21 24 28 April

With its splendid choral movements, Wagner’s ‘romantische Oper’ Tannhäuser is a true ‘singers’ opera’.

Pas de Deux - Scapino Ballet

Dans
19 April

Following a successful tour and glowing reactions, Scapino Ballet returns to our theatre with Pas de Deux by

Madama Butterfly

Opera Classic Dramatic
23 26 29 April

Coolly stylised, Robert Wilson’s sublime staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly accentuates the

May 2019

Swan Lake

Ballet Classic Fairy Tale
09 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 22 23 25 26 29 May

Swan Lake is often called the ‘ballet of ballets’, and no version captures the emotional eloquence of the st

Tannhäuser

Opera Wagner Romantic
01 May

With its splendid choral movements, Wagner’s ‘romantische Oper’ Tannhäuser is a true ‘singers’ opera’.

Madama Butterfly

Opera Classic Dramatic
02 05 07 10 13 May

Coolly stylised, Robert Wilson’s sublime staging of Puccini’s heartbreaking Madama Butterfly accentuates the

The boy who grew too fast

Opera
03 04 May

What do you do when you are different from everybody else? Try not to stand out? Or ignore what others think?

June 2019

Swan Lake

Ballet Classic Fairy Tale
02 June

Swan Lake is often called the ‘ballet of ballets’, and no version captures the emotional eloquence of the st

Pelléas et Mélisande

Opera Holland Festival
05 08 12 16 18 23 27 June

At the 2019 Holland Festival DNO will present a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande, led by Daniele Gatti

Van Manen, Forsythe, Arqués

Ballet Modern Holland Festival
14 15 19 20 29 30 June

Special premières by three generations of choreographers close out the season.

International Young Patrons Gala

Opera & Ballet
28 June

On Friday 28 June 2019, the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet hosts the third edition of the

July 2019

New Moves 2019

Ballet Talent Modern
03 July

Organised by Dutch National Ballet since 2003, New Moves is an annual dance event giving company members a chance to