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State Opera

#22 of 1,210 things to do in Prague
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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Address: Legerova 75 | 110 00 Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic
Phone Number: + 420 296 117 111
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La Traviata

What a wonderful experience. Loved the production. Luckily I can understand Italian so that was fine but the subtitles helped my partner. Really moving performance and so cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a wonderful experience. Loved the production. Luckily I can understand Italian so that was fine but the subtitles helped my partner. Really moving performance and so cheap compared with similar experiences in Paris and the UK. Everyone was so helpful as it was our first visit and we will definately go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We watched Aida here and really enjoyed coming to this beautiful opera house. The theatre itself is stunning and well kept. It was our first time of watching Opera and I feel it has really set a high standard. The performance was wonderful. There are subtitles... Although I believe that there must have been some 'paraphrasing' going on, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Watched Carmen yesterday. It was a beautiful theatre with great view even from the second floor. A pity that I couldnt understand the singing, so had to read the subtitle translations. I believe I would have enjoyed more if I could understand...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed three nights in Prague and went 3 nights to the opera, Rusalka, La Traviata and Otello. In the latter we were spoiled by the guest star Jose Cura who performed the role of Otello. 7 years ago we stayed in town for a month and went several times and enjoyed every one of them. This time it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Cajoled by the wife to go to a ballet for the first time ever whilst on our anniversary in Prague. Well, if all ballet is like this then I think I have missed out. Fantastic building, inexpensive drinks and nibbles unlike rip-off England where once inside you get charged extortionately. We splashed out and got a balcony box and shared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Pre-book an e-ticket for the ballet to really enjoy this ornate building. Superb golden lightshades, detailed gold patterns, cherubs and full sized figures support pillars and balconies. Do not miss it if you like Baroque interiors ( a guidebook calls it neo-rococo, for those in the know). The ballet performance was excellent, too.

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The tickets we booked were sold to someone else when we were already in Prague! We came to Prague with our family speaking about visiting Prague Opera as one of the main events of the trip. We were trying to buy six tickets online 2-3 months in advance but the system didn’t work. We contacted the booking office trying to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a world-class venue situated in the Mustek District, accessible via the metro green line (Muzeum A) or red line (Muzeum C). The interior is ornate, the exterior elegant, an overall fine concert hall not just for opera connoisseurs. The close proximity of Vienna, "the City of Music," often overshadows the great music history Prague has, with the likes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We came to enjoy Carmen at the beginning of December 2014. State Opera in Prague is exactly what Prague and Czech Rep is known for: Beautiful architecture that breaths history. It was such a beautiful and welcome change....to see people formally, properly dressed in a breathtaking opera house, that is truly magical. Along with a first class performance, dress code... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My class went there to watch an opera. I forgot the name, I'm sorry. I'm not really the person who loves operas, but it's just really beautiful and it really was a great experience! I don't know how much a ticket costs, when you don't travel in a group. Have fun!

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Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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