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The Magic Flute

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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Enjoy The Magic Flute, Mozart´s truly magical opera, performed by leading Czech artists in the Estates Theatre!


The opera is staged in German and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.


Let yourselves be carried away by the love story of Prince Tamino and Princess Pamina, who overcome all the obstacles and pass all tests on their path towards common happiness!

Alongside the coronation opera La clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is Mozart’s final stage work. In it, the composer returned to the form of singspiel: an opera with spoken dialogue. The libretto was written by the German playwright, actor and singer Emanuel Schikaneder, with whose theatre troupe, performing at the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Mozart was in friendly contact. Soon after its premiere in September 1791, Die Zauberflöte became a colossal hit.

This fantasy opera blends fairy-tale and comic elements with wise philosophy and the symbolism of the mysterious Masonic Order, of which Mozart himself was a member.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute



Soloists of the National Theatre Opera
National Theatre Orchestra
National Theatre Chorus
Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Musical preparation: Jan Chalupecky
Conductor: Jan Chalupecky, David Svec
Stage director: David Radok
Sets: Katarina Holla, Tazeena Firth
Costumes: Katarina Holla, Tazeena Firth
Chorus master: Martin Buchta
Choreography: Hakan Mayer
Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir: Jiri Chvala

Please note there is one 20 minutes intermission.

The program may be subject to change.
Please note that purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.

For the performances of the National Theatre, State Opera and the Estates Theatre, no discounts are provided.

Please note that in the State Opera, the seats next to each other are numbered every other seat.


Theatre is a cultural institution. Respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

The Estates Theatre is the only preserved theatre in which W. A. Mozart conducted his operas. Do not miss his Magic Flute here!


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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Ovocný trh 1
Praha 1 110 00
Winter heating:
Wheelchair access:

Discover the charm of the Estates Theatre, the only surviving theatre where Mozart conducted!

Discover the charm of the Estates Theatre, the only surviving theatre where Mozart conducted!

Enjoy the festive atmosphere of this beautiful theatre in which W. A. Mozart received enthusiastic ovations after conducting his operas.

The Estates Theatre is one of the oldest European theatres, in operation continuously since 1783. It was built by enlightened and patriotically minded Count Nostitz Rieneck, who thus aimed to enhance the cultural life of Prague inhabitans. His idea, that a generally accessible theatre is a moral institution demonstrating the cultural level of the nation, was in compliance with the spirit of the late 18th century, the Age of Enlightenment, and the project of theatre was extremely important for Prague of that time. Although presenting plays in German language at first, the theatre soon started staging also Czech plays. In 1798 the Theatre was bought by the Czech Estates, hence its today´s name.
The Estates Theatre is inseparably linked with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The composer has visited Prague couple of times to compose and give concerts here, and in 1787 he presented his opera The Marriage of Figaro in the Estates Theatre. Under the impression of its enthusiastic reception Mozart composed the Don Giovanni opera for Prague, and personally conducted its world premiere in the Estates Theatre. The opera was an immense success and that is how Don Giovanni and the Estates Theatre have entered the history...

The Estates Theatre was one of the locations in the famous film Amadeus by Milos Forman, and and tribute is paid to Mozart by staging his operas here also nowadays.

Although the name of Mozart shines the most brightly in the history of the theatre, the Estates Theatre allured many other distinct artists of Europe-wide significance. Carl Maria von Weber was a musical directorof the Theatre; the violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini gave a concert here; Arthur Rubinstein, Carl Goldmark and Gustav Mahler conducted at the Theatre. Other famous personalities are e. g. the actors W. A. Iffland, F. Raimund, J. N. Nestroy, W. Scholze, I. Aldrige and many others.

The Estates Theatre was extremely important for the Czech theatre. From the pioneers such as the brothers Thám, to Klicpera, J. K. Tyl, J. J. Kollár, etc., the generations of leading creators and artists presented their plays here. The first Czech modern opera, Skroup’s The Tinker, was presented here in 1826. The play Fidlovacka by J. K. Tyl and F. Skroup, premiered here, includes the song “Where is My Home”, which would later become the Czech national anthem.


In the Estates Theatre you can see Opera, Drama and Ballet performances.


Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.


* Walking distance from Prague Ticket Office - Via Musica shop on Old Town Square:
10 min

* Accessibility by public transport:
metro A ( green line) or B (yellow line) - Mustek stop

* Nearest car parking:
Millenium Plaza, V Celnici 10, Praha 1, or Palladium or Kotva shopping malls on Namesti Republiky

Please note that Euro exchange rate is only indicative, you will be billed in Czech Crowns.
Seat category Number of tickets Price
Ground Floor - A. Category 0 41 € (1100 CZK)
Ground Floor - B. Category 0 37 € (990 CZK)
Boxes 1st Balcony - C. Category 0 35 € (950 CZK)
Boxes 2nd Balcony - D. Category 0 33 € (890 CZK)
Boxes 2nd Balcony - E. Category 0 28 € (750 CZK)
II. Gallery - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
Boxes ground floor - A. Category 0 41 € (1100 CZK)
I. Gallery side - F. Category 0 14 € (390 CZK)
II. Gallery side - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
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