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“Movement forward”

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
Ranked #15 of 503 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dutch National Opera & Ballet is the foremost institution for opera and ballet in the heart of Amsterdam. As the largest cultural institution in the Netherlands, Dutch National Opera & Ballet brings all aspects of the ballet & opera-world's artistry, technique & craftsmanship together with its own specialised workshops & rehearsal rooms. Follow a tour in the building or enjoy one of the opera or ballet performances.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
St. Petersburg, Russia
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15 reviews
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“Movement forward”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Everyone who is interested in music and choreography should to visit this place. I’ve seen ballet “The Tempest”. It’s fascinating – structure of performance, scenic composition, facilities of dancers. By the way it’s absolutely not classical ballet (in Russian point of view), it’s modern, dynamic, inspired and very talented choreography.

Building is also contemporary, well-done concert-hall with excellent acoustics and comfortable positions of seats (you can see the scene from everywhere). It’s not classic opera&ballet palace, this round building intends for movement forward.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Nice ballet”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Went to enjoy an amazing ballet: The Tempest. Nice building, really good work, we enjoyed and will repeat

Visited January 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Beautiful theater”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I've been here four times. The theatre is acoustically perfect. I've seen four productions by the Netherlands Opera. Two were terrific: Peter Grimes and Handel's Samson, and two were awful: The Bassarids and Daphne. It won't keep me from returning, though. The sound is so good, it makes a visit worth any troubles you may have getting to it!

Visited August 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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239 reviews
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“theater”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a beautifull theatre, with around 1800 seats, more or less all with good vieuw on the stage. Mostly opera and klasical ballet

Visited April 2014
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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“Top class opera.”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Building does not look like much from outside but the seating is perfect - clear views of the stage- and the acoustics are wonderful. Performance of Arabella by Richard Strauss was memorable.

Visited April 2014
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