Hansel and Gretel

Hänsel and Gretel

Hänsel and Gretel comes to the wonderful Carré theatre in Amsterdam this Autumn. It is a well known and well loved opera. This version will also be of interest to a younger audience, specifically the young over 10 years old. This will be a magical adventure and it uses the latest technology to tell the tale. This includes lots of 3D projections and the superb music by composer Engelbert...
Königskinder

KÖNIGSKINDER

Königskinder is a wonderful opera coming to Amsterdam this autumn. The composer Engelbert Humperdinck is well known and much loved for all the wonderful productions he created, especially Hänsel und Gretel. That one is a stark contrast to Königskinder. It is a story of how the goose girl and a prince discover how one's real self is how they treat others. What really matters is who we are on...
Carmen

Carmen

Bizet's Carmen is back in Amsterdam at the National Opera theatre. The excellent J'Nai Bridges reprises the role of Carmen.  This is a classic tale of passion, seduction and betrayal. It is now over 150 years since Carmen was first played in Paris and it remains a firm favourite of the public. This Robert Carsen production retains all the essence of the Spanish influences. A must-see this...
La Traviata

La Traviata

La Traviata by the Nederlandse Reisopera at the Carre Theatre is sure to be a performance to remember. This is of course an adaption of the much-loved opera classic by Verdi. A story about handling and dealing with the prejudice of others. La Traviata means 'The Wanderer' in English and we can see the struggle of the main protagonist Violetta. With the music and the sumptuous decor and the fine...
Opera forward Festival 2020

Opera Forward Festival 2020

Opera Forward Festival 2020 is the fifth edition of this fine festival. Essentially, the OFF is entirely about the future of opera. Young talents, new works, a new audience: these are the elements that determine the heart of the festival. In 2020 it will be its first anniversary that we celebrate with some special activities. The theme Change and Surprise is central to the talent operas of...
Concertgebouw Free Lunchtime Performance

Concertgebouw Free Lunchtime Performance

Concertgebouw Free Lunchtime Performance - For many years now, free these concerts have been held in the Main Hall and the Recital Hall. They usually take place on Wednesdays, but always check the page as there can be changes. The concerts are very varied in nature, but always of a very high quality. There are no Lunchtime Concerts in the months of July and August. You will need to have a...
La Cenerentola - Cinderella

La Cenerentola – Cinderella

La Cenerentola - Cinderella, the classic Rossini opera. First performed to the public in 1817 it did not become a smash hit success until it return to the stage in the 1920's. This is a great way to see in the end of year festivities. It is suitable for children from the age of 8. There are special prices for children too. The director, Laurent Pelly has changed the wicked stepmother to an evil...
Giselle Ballet National Opera

Giselle Ballet National Opera

Giselle Ballet National Opera - a beautiful and challenging opera first performed in 1841. A tale of love, deception, betrayal and forgiveness. It is one of the oldest ballets and yet it still performed across the world. Giselle is the story of the eating of a count and a peasant girl. He falls in love with her and seeks to control her fate. The story and the beautiful choreography have made this...
Lunchtime Concert Opera National

Lunchtime Concert Opera National

Lunchtime Concert Opera National - these great events happen in the foyer of the National Dutch Opera and Ballet. Such an iconic building by the Waterlooplein. From September to May, with the exception of the Christmas period and public holidays, you can enjoy a free lunch concert in the foyer every Tuesday at half past twelve. The concerts are with professional musicians and sometimes opera...
Cosi Fan tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte is the famous opera by Mozart. It is the story of four young lovers at a holiday resort. They lack life experience and confuse the limits between what is real and what is fantasy. A cynic will test their limits and a bet laid on the fidelity of their love interests. Essentially a youthful opera, this will be a fine production of the highest quality. For exact times and tickets see...