Young Patrons Circle

The Young Patrons Circle is a special group of young supporters of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. It offers its members exclusive looks behind the scenes in order to bring them closer to the arts.

By joining the Young Patrons Circle, you can help shape the direction and future of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. You don’t need to be musically talented or light on your feet; all you need is a love for opera and ballet, and a sense of philanthropic commitment.

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Supported Projects

Opera Studio

The Dutch National Opera Studio, started in 2018, is a young artists program in The Netherlands, which offers six young singers extensive musical, language and vocal coaching with experienced music staff, leading international voice teachers and conductors.  The artists will participate in both main stage productions, as well as Studio productions, in which they work with some of the finest directors of our generation.

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Junior Company

The Junior Company was established in 2013 to be a stepping stone for young dancers to make the leap from the Dutch National Ballet Academy to Dutch National Ballet. By now, dancers from all over the world apply and each year only a few are selected. They are given a daily program that mirrors that of the main company and will also be called upon to take the stage at large, main productions of Dutch National Ballet.

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International Weekend to Paris

This year, The Young Patrons Circle will visit the city of love: Paris! We will be accompanying the Dutch National Ballet on their tour, and attending their performance of Cinderella at the Théatre du Châtelet. More information about this trip coming soon. For details of last year's trip to Vienna, click "Read More." 

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Young Patrons Gala

The cultural event of the year takes place on Friday 5 June 2020, when the Young Patrons Circle of Dutch National Opera & Ballet will host the third edition of the annual International Young Patrons Gala. The evening is a celebration of all the best that Dutch National Opera & Ballet has to offer and brings both artforms together on one stage. Young Patrons receive 1 complimentary ticket.

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Ingeborg Sanders

Ingeborg Sanders

Manager Young Patrons Circle

  020 551 89 88