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Dutch Doubles

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ollowing the success of their 2014 performances, the Dutch National Ballet is presenting a second edition, which once again includes world premieres. This time, choreographers living in the Netherlands enter into dialogue with four renowned musicians/composers to create new dance works. © MARGOT DE HEIDE

24 MARCH-15 APRIL, DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET

Jesus Christ Superstar

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ndrew Lloyd Webber’s international rock opera hit tells the story of the last week in the life of Jesus, seen through the eyes of his best friend and traitor Judas. In 2014, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, Italian director and producer Massimo Romeo Piparo created a unique version of the global phenomenon with actors from the original movie, including Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene and Barry Dennen as Pontius Pilate. It was such a success at its original venue of Rome’s Teatro Sistina that it is now on tour. Due to popular demand, this updated stage version returns to the Netherlands with Ted Neeley, who has played Jesus over 5,000 times, in the lead role. 28 MARCH-1 APRIL, AFAS LIVE

OEDIPUS Robert Icke’s contemporary adaption of Sophocles’ tragedy tells a tale of crime and punishment. Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s performance reminds audiences that it’s almost impossible to control our lives and fortune. (English surtitles only on 12 Apr, 8, 10 & 17 May). 5 APRIL-18 MAY, STADSSCHOUWBURG AMSTERDAM

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7-24 MAY, DUTCH NATIONAL OPERA

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LA CLEMENZA DI TITO In his production of Mozart’s opera, director Peter Sellars shows a society that rises and falls, which he links to recent events in Paris and Brussels. Performed in Italian with Dutch and English surtitles.

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