Theaters and Classical Music

 

National Theater

Alternating performances between drama, ballet, and opera and with ticket prices ranging from 50 CZK (last minute discount for university students) to 1000 CZK, there is surely something at the National Theater for everyone. as can the ever-important translator screen, which provides subtitles in Czech and English. Operas are performed in Czech, Italian, German and French. The performances are accompanied by world-class orchestral performances in keeping with Central Europe’s famed classical music traditions, to which the Czechs have contributed much.

Address:

Národní třída 2, Praha 1

Tel.: +420 224 901 448

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State Opera Praha

First known as the German Theater, this gem of the Prague operatic scene was opened on January 5th, 1888 with a production by Wagner, expressly for the German artists in Prague who had previously been performing at the Estates Theater and longed for their own space, spurred on by the creation of the National Theater and its almost exclusively Czech performances. This charmer of a theater boasts an over-the-top neo-Rococo interior that simply drips with European charm and grace.Among the most beautiful theaters in Central Europe, this European dream setting is matched by the quality of its productions featuring such masters as Puccini, Verdi, Strauss, and Mahler, as well as ballets by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

Address:

Legerova 75, Praha 1

Tel.: +420 296 117 111

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Smetana Hall

The Municipal House’s acclaimed Smetana Hall represents a perfect combination of high Art Nouveau style and beauty with a function unmatched by other classical music venues in Prague. The Municipal House is proud to offer highest quality musical performances, as well as fulfilling its original function as a grand space for people to gather and relish in all of the beauty that Prague has to offer.

Address:

Náměstí Republiky 5, Praha 1

Tel.: +420 296 117 111

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Rudolfinum

Located on the banks of the Vltava River, with a lovely view of Prague Castle, sits the stately neo Renaissance Rudolfinum Concert Hall, home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.On January 4, 1896, Antonin Dvorak personally conducted the first musical concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in what is now known as Dvorak Hall. This is one of the four concert halls in the Rudolfinum, and the Dvorak Hall is second in size only to the Smetana Hall in the Municipal House, and is especially known for its perfect acoustics, high seating capacity, and one of the best pipe organs in central Europe with its columned facade topped by a golden harp.

Address:

Alšovo nábřeží 12, Praha 1

Tel.: +420 227 059 227

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