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Opera and Classical Music

Undoubtedly Prague is well known as a world leader in the field of classical music. Every day there are many music, opera and ballet performances. Popular composers include Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, Verdi, Dvorak and Smetana. Concerts are held at lunchtime and in the evening and you can purchase tickets directly from venue box offices or in advance from agencies and even online. Some of the best concert venues where Prague classical concerts are staged include the Dvorák Concert Hall at Rudolfinum, Smetana Hall at the Municipal House, St. George’s Basilica at Prague Castle, Klementinum and St. Nicholas Church.

Concerts usually cost from 400 to 1200 CZK and start from noon to 10pm, and last about an hour.

Magic Lantern (Laterna Magika). Come to see an amazing combination of drama, music, light, video and dance. Performances start at 17.00 and 20.00. Location: Národní 4, New Town, next to the National Theatre www.laternamagika.cz 

Smetana Hall (Smetanova síň). Popular venue for symphony concerts in the Municipal House. Location: Náměstí Republiky 5, New Town  www.obecnidum.cz 

Prague’s main orchestras: the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (www.cnso.cz), the Prague Symphony Orchestra (www.fok.cz) and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (www.czechphilharmonic.cz).

Classic Music and Opera in Prague

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Concert Halls and Music Venues in Prague

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Well-Known Composers Linked to Prague

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Advance Tickets Sale

Tickets for opera and other venues  There is no central office to buy tickets. You will have to buy from each individual box office (which is usually much cheaper) compared to buying from street ticket, online or travel agent sellers. Tickets for major acts at these venues are usually cheaper …

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Ballroom Dancing

The tradition of formal balls lives on in the 21st-century Czech Republic. And in contrast to many other EU countries, the balls held here are not restricted to the highest social levels, but in fact attract a broad spectrum of the public. Ladies in sweeping gowns and gentlemen in their …

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State Opera (Statni Opera)

North of the museum along Wilsonova, next to the Parliament building, is the massive building of the Prague State Opera (Státní opera). The State Opera was first opened in 1888 as the Neues Deutches Theatre (as a Prague German stage with the performance of Wagner’s opera, The Mastersingers of Nürnberg). …

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Concerts in Prague’s Gardens

Prague’s grand concert halls and theatres may be shuttered for the summer, but the warm weather and daylight hours, which linger past 9pm, give concert organisers a chance to get creative outdoors. One of the nicest ways to spend a summer evening in Prague is in one of the charming …

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