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La Cenerentola

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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Enjoy the opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella), a masterpiece by G. Rossini!

One of the most frequently performed works of Gioacchino Rossini, a master of the bel canto style, was premiered on 25 January 1817 at the Teatro Valle in Rome.

The libretto is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale Cendrillon, first published in 1697 within the collection Les Contes de ma Mère l'Oye.

In his opera La Cenerentola, Rossini presents a broad scope of situations, ranging from the moving to the comical,

as well as rewarding types of characters and splendid musical numbers, one of the most famous being Cinderella’s aria Nacqui all'affanno… Non più mesta, a staple of many a world-renowned diva.

Guaranteeing a singular and intriguing adaptation is the production being undertaken by the acclaimed Hungarian stage director and actor Enikő Eszenyi, who has previously created in Prague well-received stagings of Shakespeare plays for the Estates Theatre (The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream), as well as appeared in Robert Wilson’s 1914. The music preparation has been entrusted to the young Czech conductor Jan Kucera. To date, the National Theatre has only staged a single production of La Cenerentola, in 1932.

Libretto: Jacopo Ferretti
Musical preparation: Jan Kucera
Conductor: Jan Kucera, David Svec
Stage director: Enikő Eszenyi
Sets: Kentaur
Motion cooperation: Tamás Juronics
Light-design: Csontos Balázs
Chorus master: Pavel Vanek
Dramaturgy: Beno Blachut



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.



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The Estates Theatre - National Theatre

Ovocný trh 1
Praha 1 110 00
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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)
II. Gallery - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
I. Gallery side - F. Category 0 14 € (390 CZK)
II. Gallery side - G. Category 0 13 € (350 CZK)
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