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The Year of Czech Music 2024 with an opera package



The year 2024 will be marked by a celebration of Czech music and Czech composers throughout history. One of the highlights is the 200th year anniversary of Bedřich Smetana's birthday. National Theatre Opera and the State Opera prepared a rich and diverse programme that pays tribute to Czech musical heritage. You dig deep into the Czech opera history with our specially designed opera package with an exclusive 20% discount. It’s simple, just choose two operas by Czech composers and your discount will be automatically loaded (online purchase). You can also purchase the tickets with discount at any of our box offices. Here is the list of operas we have chosen for you:

About operas

Libuše (Bedřich Smetana) occupies a truly special position in Czech opera and culture as a whole. It is directly connected with our ancestors’ endeavour to restore Czech statehood and independence. It was written for the inauguration of the National Theatre in Prague, a dreamt-of artistic institution, which foreshadowed the later foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic itself.

Dalibor (Bedřich Smetana) is loosely based on the popular tale of Dalibor, a knight who passed his time in jail by playing the violin. Yet the main subject of Bedřich Smetana’s opera is the question of to what degree one has the right to take the law into his/her hands.

Schwanda the Bagpiper (Jaromír Weinberger) is fabulous – and truly folksy – opera garnered ovations at many theatres in Europe. As translated by Max Brod in 1931 Schwanda the Bagpiper was even staged at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.