Dutch National Opera & Ballet, one of the top cultural institutions in the Netherlands and Europe, stages opera and ballet performances of world-class prestige that also attract attention abroad. Every season, the Amsterdam-based opera house stages several major productions as part of an agenda that does justice to both the classical repertoire and less familiar, contemporary works.
At the end of 2017, Dutch National Opera & Ballet selected Metamorfose Vertalingen from Utrecht as its translation partner, in a procedure that focused in particular on the candidate translators’ ability to open up cultural subjects to a wide audience in a wholly professional, clear and authentic style. Given Dutch National Opera & Ballet’s phenomenal reputation in the Netherlands and far beyond, it obviously places very high demands on the quality of its communication with patrons and the international press.
Rather than straightforward translation of sentences from one language in another, our services for Dutch National Opera & Ballet involve a transformation of a source text, recreating it into an entirely idiomatic and independent product in the target language. To date, our translation services for Dutch National Opera & Ballet have ranged from short biographies of directors and composers to programmes and festival guides.