Carmen 01
Opera

Carmen

Georges Bizet
The National Theatre
Popular title
Famous draft

Basic information

Venue

The National Theatre

Approximate running time

2 hours 55 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

Language

In French, Czech, English subtitles

Premiere

March 15, 1999

The story of Carmen, a passionate Gipsy whose love can never be won for good and whose flighty life ends at the hand of a spurned lover, the soldier Don José, has captivated audiences worldwide for decades.

Creatives

Stage director
Jozef Bednárik
Chorus master
Pavel Vaněk
Dramaturgy
Jan Panenka
Chorus master of the Kühn's Children's Choir
Jiří Chvála

About

The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra Ballet of the National Theatre
Opera Kühn Children's Choir

Carmen is an opera abounding in sensuous and sultry melodies, which the stage director Jozef Bednárik has succeeded in shaping into a magnificent theatrical spectacle.

Photo: Hana Smejkalová, Miro Pavlovič

Practical information

Where to buy tickets

When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

Parking

While visiting the National Theatre and the New Stage
You can use nearby secure car parks:

Kotva department store (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh.
Palladium department store (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Prague 1), then walk along Králodvorská street to Ovocný trh, or to the Powder Gate through Celetná street to Ovocný trh.

because the car park under the National Theater is closed for reconstruction since April 14th 2020.

While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.
Unfortunately, there is no car park nearby the Estates Theatre. You can either use the National Theatre car park or a secure car park at the Kotva shopping mall (Revoluční 1/655, Praha 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079/3a, Praha 1).

 

What to wear?

By their appearance, attire and behaviour, the audience is obliged to adhere to the accustomed practice expected from them when attending a theatre performance.

Buffets at the National Theater

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

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