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Prague opera houses

The Prague opera houses each have a unique architectural and cultural appeal. The National Theatre, Estates Theatre, State Opera and Karlin present a varied programme of opera, ballet and classical concerts throughout the year - opera & concert listings

National Theatre in Prague
National Theatre in Prague
National Theatre
The National Theatre, which dates from 1868-83, is a stunning neo-Renaissance building set by the river.

For Czech people the theatre is an important cultural institution, playing a significant role in the development of the Czech language, music and dramatic arts.

For international audiences, the National Theatre offers a full programme of opera and ballet productions.

National Theatre tickets: Prague opera tickets.
Estates Theatre
The Estates Theatre in Prague opened in 1783 and is one of the finest historical theatres in Europe. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart personally conducted the premiere of the opera Don Giovanni here in 1787.

Today, Don Giovanni is staged from mid July to early August. The rest of the year, there are limited runs of Mozartissimo (a selection of Mozart's famous opera arias) and other Mozart operas and ballets.

The Estates Theatre is two minutes walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

Estates Theatre tickets: Prague opera tickets.
Estates Theatre in Prague
Estates Theatre in Prague
Prague State Opera
Prague State Opera
Prague State Opera (until June 2016)
Built in 1888, the Prague State Opera presents a varied programme of opera and ballet by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Rossini, Donizetti, Prokofiev and other well-known composers.

The season runs until June 2016, when the Prague State Opera will close until 2018 renovation.

The Prague State Opera is located a few minutes walk from the top of Wenceslas Square and 15 minutes from the Old Town Square.

Prague State Opera tickets: Prague opera tickets.
Karlin Theatre (from September 2016)
From September 2016, Karlin Theatre will stage many of the city's premier opera and ballet productions. Performances have been transferred to Karlin from the Prague State Opera, which will close for renovation. The magnificent Karlin Theatre is a Neo-Baroque building, which opened in 1881. It is the second largest theatre in Prague, with seating for 921 people.

The season runs from September to June.

Karlin Theatre tickets: Prague opera tickets.
Karlin Theatre in Prague
Karlin Theatre in Prague
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