5 Mar - 13 Mar

Opera Forward Festival 2022


Explore the future of opera during edition 2022

The Opera Forward Festival, from 5 to 13 March in and around the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and at a single outdoor location, is the platform and engine for innovation in opera. Ever since the first edition in 2016, OFF has been looking for the power of today’s opera, in a world that is changing at a rapid pace. OFF is the place where we give way to new ways of making opera, with new artistic and social impulses, with new narratives and voices.

New Beginnings
Live experience and Virtual Reality; classic myths and new stories, true opera and real-life fantasy; be surprised by what opera can also be during the Opera Forward Festival. With work by established names and a new generation of makers, musical performances, video art and talks, OFF breaks open the art form. Based on the theme of this sixth edition ‘New Beginnings’, OFF invites you to discover that opera is for you too.

Opera Forward Festival 2022, March 5th until March 13th, National Opera & Ballet, Amstel 3