News of: Monday, March 10 2014,
The opera house of Amsterdam, the Muziektheater, has changd its name into 'Nationale Opera & Ballet'.
The reason is a merger of the Nederlandse Opera, the Nationale Ballet and the Muziektheater as of January 1. The Nederlandse Opera has been renamed to Nationale Opera.
Both the Nationale Ballet and the Nationale Opera are top institutions in their field. Together they want to become an international top institute for opera and ballet.
The theater itself, formerly known as Het Muziektheater, will be called Nationale Opera & Ballet.