My family and I attended the opera The Bartered Bride on a Sunday evening. We purchased tickets that cost 350 Kc each (about $17 USD) through our hotel concierge the morning of the event, and were very pleased with the outing. It was by far one of the highlights of our eight day stay in Prague. I would highly recommend attending an opera here. The interior is gorgeous, with red velvet seats and red velvet covered banisters on the upper level. We arrived a five minutes late, and the opera had begun, so we were not permitted to go to our seats. We were shown to the upper balcony, where we watched the opera until intermission. Even from there, we could clearly see the performers, read the subtitles, and take in the decadence of the theater.
One drawback was that the people sitting next to us were trying to pen a bag of potato chips during the opera. This was a tacky and un classy thing to do, as we were in an opera house watching an opera, not at a movie theater watching a film.
We also attended a concert in the Municipal House, in Smetana Hall, by the Prague Symphony Orchestra. The venue was not as nice as the National Theater. If you only have time to see one performance, make it an opera at the National Theater.
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