The Estates Theatre in Prague opened in 1783. It is Prague's oldest theatre and its finest neo-classical building. Indeed, it is one of the most beautiful historical theatres in Europe.
The unique charm of the Estates Theatre cannot be properly relayed by pictures or words. Once inside, one almost feels the spiritual presence of the supremely talented musicians, directors, artists
and playwrights who have passed through its doors.
The Estates Theatre will be forever linked with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the musical genius whose life and works had such an impact on the city of Prague.
Mozart stayed and worked in Prague on a couple of occasions, working on operas which would later appear at the Estates Theatre.
In 1786 the Marriage of Figaro was first performed in Prague at the Estates Theatre. Then in 1787, Mozart personally conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni here.
Unsurprisingly, the Estates Theatre's foremost operatic production today is Don Giovanni, which runs from mid July to early September (plus occasionally during other periods).
Performances of Mozartissimo, a selection of Mozart's famous opera arias, are staged at various times throughout the year. Other operas, ballets and classical concerts also feature from time to time.
The Estates Theatre is located in between the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, a mere two minutes walk from either.
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