Operas in Amsterdam


Town: Amsterdam Address: Amstel 56-58 Phone: +31 20 624 05 34 e-mail: algemeen@dekleinekomedie.nl Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00 -18:00 De Kleine Komedie Theatre in Amsterdam most often features cabaret, comedies and music concerts. It was constructed in 1785 as the Theatre Francais sur l'Erwtemarkt and at first staged performances in French in the style of the Parisian theatre that was very popular at that time. It continued to do so until the late 19th Century and even Napoleon himself is said to have supported the theatre.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Concertgebouwplein 2-6 Phone: +31 20 671 83 45 Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00 -17:00 The Concertgebouw began to operate in 1881, when the city council of Amsterdam voted that it needs a proper concert hall, to accommodate a variety of music performances. Erected in an area, which was formerly the edge of the city, it was a distinctly Neo-Classical structure with an immense capacity. At first, it also accommodated the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Waterlooplein 22 Phone: +31 20 551 89 22 The Netherlands Opera (De Netherlandse Opera), located in Amsterdam, is a self-sustaining entity with a permanent building and its own opera company, which has maintained excellence ever since its first performances after World War II. Rather than offering an eclectic repertoire, the Netherlands Opera Company leans towards strictly classic productions which are treated in an innovative way. Their performances, following the traditional manner of opera-making,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Meer en Vaart 300 Phone: +31 20 410 77 77 De Meervaart, set in West-Amsterdam, represents a large-scale facility encompassing the functions of a conference centre and a venue for musical performances geared towards the people from Amsterdam and vicinity. The spectrum of offered performances is distinctly eclectic, ranging from most innovative to strictly classical pieces. Apart from performances, Meervaart accommodates a number of conferences and company presentations.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Piet Heinkade 1 Phone: + 31 20 788 20 10 A century after the inception of the Concertgebouw, its successor, the building of the Muziekgebouw opened as a cutting-edge structure for a varied selection of concert performances. The hall and its acoustics is equipped to host a distinctly classical repertoire, supplemented by miscellaneous thematic projects, multimedia performances, and cross-media series, linking different forms of expression with different musical trends,
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Leidseplein 26 Phone: +31 20 523 77 00 Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00 -18:00 Meaning ‘city theatre’ in Dutch, the Stadsschouwburg is among one of the most characteristic structures in Amsterdam. The theatre is situated at the Leidseplein and is one of the most important cultural venues in the Dutch capital. The present-day distinctly Neo-Classical building of the Stadsschouwburg with a red-brick facade and whitish ornaments, somewhat clashes with the cutting-edge performances taking place on its stage.
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Town: Amsterdam Address: Amstel 115-125 Phone: +31 20 524 94 52 Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 16:00 -20:00 The Royal Theatre Carré and its history have a tight relation with the Carré family, a riding troupe of Franco-German origin, who became famous for their Europe-wide performances during the late 18th Century. The Carré family had its first gig in the Netherlands in 1863 at the annual Amsterdam fair. Later, the troupe’s director, Wilhelm Carré, received permission to construct a small wooden circus where the family could perform.
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