September28 2019 (Sat)
6:00 PM


Opera by Bedřich Smetana

The National Theatre | Classical Music

195 minutes | Available

Show image detail
Date: September 28, 2019 | 18:00 (Sat)
Venue: The National Theatre
Duration: 195 minutes
Status: Available
Buy ticket

Bedřich Smetana´s Libuše is not only a supreme opera; it also represents the symbol of the Czech national culture

Czech original version, English and German surtitles
Although Bedřich Smetana completed the opera in 1872, the work was only staged nine years later, to mark the first opening of the National Theatre. The opera is primarily intended for celebratory occasions and even nowadays the National Theatre only performs it on special occasions and state holidays.

In opera Libuše, Smetana masterfully treated the legend of the mythical Czech Princess and the feud between two brothers resulting in conciliation and the picture of a prophecy of the joyful future of the Czech nation.

Libuše is inseparably connected with modern Czech history and the history of Prague National Theatre, where it was staged many times in the past as a work exceptional owing to its humanistic and social message.

Performed by:

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


  • Two 15 minutes intermissions
  • The program may be subject to change.
  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • For the performances of the National Theatre, Karlín Music Theatre and the Estates Theatre, no discounts are provided.
  • Theatre is a cultural institution. Please respect the common principles of appropriate behaviour and clothing.

In the National Theatre you can visit the top opera and ballet performances in Prague.

Similar events