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.
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 Rodion Shchedrin
October 19, 2019 | 19:00 (Sat)
Opera by Michael Nyman, Steven Stucky
October 20, 2019 | 19:00 (Sun)
Ballet by Franz Schubert, Pēteris Vasks
October 23, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
Opera by W. A. Mozart
October 30, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
November 29, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
Ballet based on Georg Büchner’s play
December 04, 2019 | 19:00 (Wed)
Opera by Gioacchino Rossini
December 06, 2019 | 19:00 (Fri)
Performances & Gala Dinner & Dance
December 31, 2019 | 20:00 (Tue)
Opera by Gaetano Donizetti
January 26, 2020 | 14:00 (Sun)
January - December 2019:
Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.
October-November 2019:Planning an autumn trip to Prague?
Visit the 23rd edition of the established international music festival. This year names such as
Laura Mvula, Fred Hersch or Jack Quartet appear. Original program, distinctive artists.
October 2019: We very much recommend this pure spiritual experience. Visit the annual festival of Orthodox music and hear hymns of Byzantine times, A. Pärt, S. Rachmaninov, current composers and more.
Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, Cafe Mozart. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.
Concert Season 2019: concerts in Klementinum Mirror Chapel & Municipal House are the most popular and highly rated chamber concerts in Prague. Dvořák Symphony Orchestra deliver the best of A. Vivaldi, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart and more.
Concert season 2019:
Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.
Concert Season 2018:
Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.
Look forward to compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, G. Mahler, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!
End of September - November 2019: Autumn seasons brings time for recollection. Visiting a classical concert in Prague will provide you the best opportunity to do so. Chamber concerts, orchestral music, church concerts...
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October 16, 2019 (Wed)