Performance opportunities

Throughout the year DNOA presents a rich programme of public performances which include fully staged productions, programmes of staged scenes and concerts. These serve as both a platform where the singers can develop their profile with the public and opera sector and a practical way by which to acquire and polish a broad and useful repertoire.

The DNOA collaborates regularly with a number of prominent Dutch orchestras and promoters, which play an important role in the performance opportunities DNOA creates.

Over the years, the DNOA has developed strategic partnerships with a number of prominent Dutch orchestras and promoters who play an important role in performance opportunities created by the Academy. In particular, the DNOA enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Residentie Orkest The Hague, which co-produces fully staged operas with the DNOA on a regular basis.

Other orchestral partners include the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra for annual performances at the Bredeweg Festival Amsterdam and the National Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands (NJO) which has been co-producer of the DNOA for several summer productions over the years.

Elsewhere, the DNOA maintains close ties with both the Dutch National Opera, where the DNOA singers feature in the long-established lunchtime concert series, and the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam. 

In addition to the above, the DNOA collaborates regularly with the conductors of the NMO (Nationale Master Orkestdirectie) and performs regularly with ensembles from both the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, as is the case with this year’s production of Carl Heinrich Graun’s Cleopatra e Cesare which is a collaboration with the Early Music Departments of both institutions.

Useful resources

Our curriculum

Read more details about the curriculum, programme objectives and assessment criteria.

Financial support

Find out more information about financial support through scholarships and funds.

Our facilities

Find out about the facilities that our partner Universities offer in Amsterdam and the Hague.