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The associations mission is to support the Dutch National Opera in the broadest way possible. The Friends association aims to realize this goal by encouraging membership and donations, by developing activities that contribute to the continuity and interests of the Dutch National Opera, and by supporting activities undertaken by others consistent with, or which can aid in realizing, this goal. You can download the complete statutes here.  

The board of directors of the Friends of the Dutch National Opera is made up of the following members:

Ing Yoe Tan, chairwoman
Eric Bal, treasurer
Jochem Miggelbrink, secretary
Eiline Danker, delegate from the Dutch National Opera
Elisabeth Koopmans
Ingrid Prinsen
Jan Spaans
Rozemarijn Tiben, delegate from Fidelio
Tineke de Witt Wijnen - Jansen Schoonhoven


Office of the Friends of the Dutch National Opera

Waterlooplein 221011 PG Amsterdam
T 020-5518282
E operavrienden@operaballet.nl

Office hours

Tuesday 14.00  - 16.00
Wednesday 11.00 – 13.30



the ultimate Friends association for young opera fans (30 and under)

Site of Dutch National Opera with season information

YouTube channel for Dutch National Opera & Ballet
(with videos, interviews and more)

Twitter Facebook Podcast

Follow Dutch National Opera through social media
(Twitter, Facebook, Podcast)

Wagner Genootschap
Website of the Wagner Genootschap

Hartmut Haenchen
Site of the conductor Hartmut Haenchen (in German)

Marc Albrecht
Site of the conductor Marc Albrecht

Opera Magazine
Opera website with a wide variety of information about opera, CD and DVD reviews and background information

Hannick Reizen
Travel agency specializing in opera and music excursions

Musico Reizen
Travel agency offering special opera and music excursions

Nationale Reisopera
Site of the Nationale Reisopera with season information

De Utrechtse Spelen

NPS opera live
Site of the Dutch broadcaster NPS, with information about radio and television opera broadcasts

Opera Zuid
Site of Opera Zuid with season information

Grote zangers
Site of the European Opera Friends (English)

Site with information about more than 1100 great opera singers of the past, incl. bios, photos, etc. (English)

Site with information about opera composers, opera theatres, festivals, singers, conductors, directors, with links. (German)

Opus Klassiek
Site with information about libretti, source texts, etc. Many additional links. (English)

Tijdschrift ‘Opera’
Site of ‘Opera’ Magazine, with links to opera houses, festivals and studios as well as song competitions (English)

Database with information about more than 46,000 opera performances (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch)

Collector’s Guide to Books on Opera
Site with information about books on opera (English)

Site for singers and connoisseurs, with information about opera arias, texts and translations (English)

Site of the American opera magazine Opera News (English)

Site of the German opera magazine Opernglas (German)

Site of the German opera magazine Opernwelt (German)

Site of the German opera magazine Orpheus (German)

Site of the Spanish music and opera magazine Scherzo (Spanish)

Site of the Dutch music magazine (Dutch)

Many opera links

Exclusive performances on DVD and CD.

Kroniek Marijke van der Lugt 1919-1989
(Aad van der Tang)

Les Troyens