De Nederlandse Opera (DNO), (The Netherlands Opera) in Amsterdam, is the leading opera company of the Netherlands. Amsterdam (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The DNO is renowned for its adventurous and theatrical stagings, its mixed repertoire of modern and established operas, and its strong ensemble orientation. Its present home base is the Het Muziektheater, a modern building designed by Cees Dam which opened in 1986. The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal Opera Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar)
DNO was established shortly after the end of World War II as a repertory company with a permanent ensemble. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In the postwar period, it toured extensively in the Netherlands from its home base in the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, a fin de siècle theatre on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. The Stadsschouwburg (Dutch - city theatre of Amsterdam is the name held by the Theatre building at the Leidseplein in Amsterdam in the
In 1964, it was renamed De Nederlandse Operastichting. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. (The Dutch Opera Foundation), and the company adopted a stagione orientation, inviting different soloists and artistic teams for each new production.
In 1986, the company moved to the new Muziektheater building, the Stopera, which it shares with the Dutch National Ballet, on the Amstel river and thereafter became known as De Nederlandse Opera (DNO). Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) The Stopera is a building complex in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, housing both the city hall of Amsterdam and the Muziektheater, the principal Opera
Since 1988, the French-Lebanese theatre director Pierre Audi has been artistic director of DNO. Since 2005, the chief conductor is Ingo Metzmacher. The principal guest conductor is Hartmut Haenchen. In February 2007, DNO announced that Metzmacher would not renew his contract as DNO chief conductor in 2008, and would leave the position at that time.
DNO has its own choir of sixty singers and a technical staff of 260. For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers DNO does not have its own resident orchestra, and so various orchestras of the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the ASKO Ensemble, and the Schoenberg Ensemble have provided the orchestral forces for DNO productions. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (In Dutch: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) is the best-known and most respected Symphony orchestra of the The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (RPhO Dutch: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest) is a Dutch symphony Orchestra based in Rotterdam Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Holland ( Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) is a Radio orchestra founded in 1945 by conductor Albert van Raalte.
DNO produces on average eleven productions per year, with nearly all performances sold out. While most performances are in the Muziektheater, the company has also performed in the Stadsschouwburg, at the Koninklijk Theater Carré, and on the Westergasfabriek industrial site in Amsterdam. For many years, the June production has been organized as part of the Holland Festival and includes the participation of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (In Dutch: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest) is the best-known and most respected Symphony orchestra of the
DNO has lent its productions to foreign companies; recent DNO productions have been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, as well as the Adelaide Festival in Australia. The Metropolitan Opera Association of New York City, founded in April 1880 is a major presenter of all types of opera including Grand Opera. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.