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  • ticket sales aus LICHT starts 1 September

    During the Holland Festival 2019 the world premiere of aus LICHT will take place. aus LICHT is a selection of key sections of Karlheinz Stockhausen's LICHT cycle. The production will comprise 15 hours of music performed over three days, capturing the whole tonal universe of the original cycle. Ticket sales for this unique event starts 1 September.

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  • Groundbreaking edition 2018

    The 71st Holland Festival closed on Sunday 1 July 2018 with George Benjamin's opera Lessons in Love and Violence, a co-production with the Dutch National Opera. After the Friends' performance of Tiefer Schweb on Friday evening, friends and partners of the Holland Festival bid farewell to parting artistic director Ruth Mackenzie with a standing ovation.

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  • extra tickets for trojan women

    For the South Korean opera Trojan Women extra tickets are available for the performances on 8 and 9 June.

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  • Marthaler receives international ibsen award

    Christoph Marthaler (1951), whose Tiefer Schweb will be performed in the coming Holland Festival, is to receive the International Ibsen Award.

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  • 06 February 2018

    Holland Festival 2018: A Stage for Great Names and New Talent

    This year the Holland Festival invites artists crossing boundaries from the literal to the metaphoric, with artists from round the world exploring the tensions on the borders between their countries, to artists exploring the boundaries of civilised behaviour personally and in society.

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  • 25 January 2018

    William Kentridge and Faustin Linyekula Associate Artists for Holland Festival 2019

    The South-African visual artist and stage director William Kentridge (1955) and the Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula (1974) have been appointed Associate Artists for the 72nd Holland Festival in 2019.

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  • 22 June 2017

    Annet Lekkerkerker General Director Holland Festival

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  • aus LICHT – world premiere of highlights from Stockhausen’s masterpiece

    Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, Royal Conservatory and the Stockhausen Foundation for Music jointly present aus LICHT at the 2019 Holland Festival: a selection from the seven-opera cycle LICHT by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928—2007) in a performance spread over three consecutive days: in total, 16 hours of live music and 5 hours of electronic music.

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