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Muziektheater

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Amsterdam's unique Muziektheater ventures a taste of everything from opera, musical theatre, ballet and dance, classical to avant-garde.

As you walk into the foyer of the theatre, your view overlooks the Amstel River, the "Magere Bruge" (Skinny Bridge), and the Mint Tower. The architectural combination of the indoors and outdoors makes the building’s many levels seem all the more spacious. Built out of red bricks and marble, the interior walls are decorated with metals parapets and glass. Even the stage is an architectural masterpiece, decorated with blue-glazed bricks with golden tiled edges at the top that are illuminated in the evenings. The semicircle form brings the audience closer to the stage, so they can have a fantastic view.

The theatre’s often grandiose performances by the Netherlands Opera, National Dutch Ballet, Holland Symphony, and international guest performers attract audiences from all over the world. There are about sixty singers in the Netherlands Opera, accompanied by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Ballet has about 80 dancers from more than 25 countries accompanied by the Holland Symphony.

The Muziektheater offers workshops and tours – the guided tour is an hour and twenty-five minutes, and takes you to see the backstage and to see the stage sets, machinery, costumes, wigs, props, and the lighting.

Written by  Sari Schutrum-Boward.

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