A joint initiative of the Conservatorium of Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, the Dutch National Opera Academy offers an intensive two-year Masters programme (120 ECTS) for highly talented young opera singers focusing on the integration of singing and acting.  

While the training of operatic artists is a complex and lengthy process, it must be said that the aspirations of the majority of young singers embarking on this arduous but often rewarding path are relatively simple: namely to find gainful employment as an opera singer and to enjoy a successful, long and sustained career.

The mission of the Dutch National Opera Academy can best be said to be that all those graduating should be in a position to realize both.  

By bridging the gap between their formal studies and successful entry to the operatic profession, the DNOA addresses the specific needs and continued progress of the individual learner. The programme has a dual focus in so far as it places equal emphasis on acquiring a clear understanding of process and creating meaningful performance opportunities. Furthermore, the DNOA supports the development of constructive networks within the operatic business so that the Academy can fulfil its potential as a viable career launch pad.

The DNOA strives to produce graduates that are technically secure, artistically confident and personally resilient, so that the alumni of the programme can continue to find their places on the international operatic stage.

Curriculum Handbook

The DNOA curriculum handbook 2020, with detailed descriptions of all courses, including the DNOA addendum on the EER (Examination and Education Reglementation) of both conservatories, can be found HERE