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State Opera

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Legerova 57/75, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: + 420 296 117 111
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The State Opera building is currently under reconstruction. During the time...

The State Opera building is currently under reconstruction. During the time of its closure, you can see Opera and Ballet performances on the other National Theatre stages.

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First time at the theatre

We booked this in advance for an original Czech opera, and was not dissapointed, fabulous view of the stage, as it was our first time at the opera, we went for a short on, only 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this in advance for an original Czech opera, and was not dissapointed, fabulous view of the stage, as it was our first time at the opera, we went for a short on, only 2 hours long, the orchestra were very good, good tip book in advance as it was sold out.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We aren't really fans of opera so we didn't go in but still nice to appreciate from the outside and nice to look at whilst walking to the Charles bridge

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Beautiful building, nice architecture and interior. Unfortunately between two busy roads full of cars.

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Flanders, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful opera house was the perfect setting for Don Giovanni, playing all Summer long. Don't save on tickets though. We were in the nosebleeds and couldn't see a thing from there. Literally, neither the stage nor the orchestra are visible from up there. Fortunately no one complained when we discreetly moved to two empty seats with a better view... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Although I am not a fan of Opera I really appreciate the stunning buildings were operettas are performed and in any city I visit make a beeline as I love grand architecture. The STATE OPERA is awesome with its magnificent grand frontage with the set of columns in the Greek design that look superb. Illuminated at night the building looks... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

It was the 2nd time I saw opera in Prague. The first time in Prague National Theatre and this time in the State Opera. I think it is the best price you can see opera in Europe. The decor of the auditorium is very classic, which is gold and red. I saw Magic Flute this time and the setting was... More 

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My wife and I watched Madame Butterfly at the State Opera and it was incredible, the building is beautiful (especially inside) and the opera itself was excellent. The tickets aren't very cheap, but I noticed that it's possible to enjoy the presentation from basically any seat, because the concert hall isn't too big and the acoustics is excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The staff were very courteous and helpful, the programme was informative and exceptionally cheap (50 Czech crowns) and half of it was in English, the drinks were very cheap and you can order them before the start to have them at the interval, the auditorium is opulent...oh yes, the singing was very good indeed (Norma sung in Italian) and there... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First the bad: we booked online directly with their website and chose seats in Balcony 2, side area, seats 64 and 66, to deliberately avoided the ones coming up as restricted visibility. But the views were terrible, we could only see about one third of left hand of stage. We couldn't see the middle of stage at all, so spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visiting Prague without touring this theater you are missing the significance of this theater. This is the place where Mozart perform for the first time and made him famous. The tour of the place was absolutely informative and beyond words. Then at night we went to watch the opera..excellent.

Thank Tina K

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One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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