Ovocný trh 1, Praha 1
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 Miloš Forman. 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 director of 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 i.e. 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 Thám brothers, to V. K. Klicpera, J. K. Tyl, J. J. Kollár, etc., the generations of leading creators and artists presented their plays here. The first Czech modern opera, Škroup’s The Tinker, was presented here in 1826.
The play Fidlovačka by J. K. Tyl and F. Škroup, premiered here, includes the song “Kde domov můj” (Where is My Home), which would later become the Czech national anthem. In the Estates Theatre you can see opera, drama and ballet performances.
A beautiful little 18th century theatre where Mozart himself conducted. The acoustics are excellent and the seats comfortable.
First, we were late, a first in our concert-going ventures, but the staff fully accommodated us, even though we hadn’t picked up the tickets and the ticket office was closed. The coat check girl even jumped over the Garderobe to show us to our seats.
Even more important, since this most likely won’t happen to you, was the acoustics. I chose to stand rather than disturb those already seated, and my spot was magic. I have been the both the State Opera and Volksoper in Vienna, the Met in NY, the National Theater in Prague and the Cologne in Buenos Ares, among others, yet the Estates had the best acoustics from my position. Amazing!
Beautiful venue and very good value. We were in box number three which is a slightly restricted view, but I think many of the boxes are a bit restricted.
Also worth mentioning the wine was really cheap!
Baroque theatre, covered with gilt cherubs and with a stunning chandelier. Small and intimate.
The Estate Theatre is a wonderful place. The architecture and decor is typical of classical opera and theatre houses.
Le Théâtre des Etats est splendide. Lieu mythique : l'âme de Mozart est dans les cintres.
The theater is so beautiful, it feels as if you are transported centuries back. Friendly staff.
Hard to believe that this venue is 330 years old. It is simply breathtaking, and like all things in Prague, beautifully restored and maintained. One of my favorite spots in Prague.
Historic and so worthwhile. Excellent and highly recommended.
Magnifique théatre de taille idéale pour écouter et savourer un opéra
A wonderful venue that added to the atmosphere of the performance.
Magnifique endroit, très bien tenu. Personnel aimable et serviable. Parfait !
This is, due to its beauty and historical importance, one of the most remarkable theatres in the world
This is a neoclassical-style theater which is very elegant and quiet, not over decorative. The pale green color of the interior walls makes you calm.
The rather small size of the hall has an advantage of good acoustics and you feel closer to the stage.
Petit théâtre charmant chargé d'histoire. On sent presque la présence de Mozart. Loge parfaite.
The opera house exceeded my expectations in grandeur and splendour as well as there being ample legroom which I didn’t expect. A beautiful setting, I waited until the lights went down to let a tear escape at the beauty.
Very nice theater!!!
The Estates Theater is awesome in every way!
Lovely thatre, good places, easy to read the English sentences.
Superb venue, even the cheap seats were excellent!
Very long qeue for Drink .
I was happy to be at place where Mozart were create music
The history associated with the Stavovske Divadlo speaks for itself. It's a lovely jewel of a house - we've seen 4 productions here over the years, and there is not a bad seat in the house. On the other hand, to sit on these seats for an opera with a running time of over 3 hours is torture.
Opera by W. A. Mozart
April 17, 2020 | 19:00 (Fri)
Opera by W. A. Mozart
May 06, 2020 | 19:00 (Wed)
May 20, 2020 | 19:00 (Wed)
Ballet based on Georg Büchner’s play
August 27, 2020 | 19:00 (Thu)
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