3 Mar - 12 Mar

Opera Forward Festival 2023


Urgent, compelling and extravagant. The Opera Forward Festival (OFF) at the National Opera & Ballet is a rebellious exploration of uncharted territory.

With groundbreaking music theater productions, in-depth programs and special collaborations, we look for new sounds in the opera world. Central to the Opera Forward Festival are three large – daring – performances; Animal Farm, Perle Noire; meditations for Joséphine and Ändere die Welt!  With these productions we leave our familiar territory and look for the radically new.

The operas can be visited by everyone up to the age of 35 for only € 20 (excl. booking costs), regardless of the hall rank. To make our performances accessible to everyone, we also offer discounts for other groups; check out the website for more info. Immerse yourself in musical performances and presentations by established names and a new generation of makers.

Opera Forward Festival, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, 3 to 12 March, Amstel 3