Georges Bizet
The National Theatre
Popular title
Famous draft

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • October
  • November
  • December
  • February 2021
  • March 2021
    October 2020

    Thursday 8. 10.

    Tickets available

    1. premiere

    Saturday 10. 10.

    Tickets available

    2. premiere

    Wednesday 14. 10.

    Tickets available

    Friday 16. 10.

    Tickets available

    November 2020

    Tuesday 3. 11.

    Tickets available

    Monday 9. 11.

    Tickets available

    Friday 20. 11.

    Tickets available

    December 2020

    Monday 21. 12.

    Tickets available

    Sunday 27. 12.

    Tickets available

    February 2021

    Wednesday 3. 2.

    Tickets available

    Thursday 18. 2.

    Tickets available

    March 2021

    Monday 8. 3.

    Subscription sale

    Monday 22. 3.

    Subscription sale

    Basic information


    The National Theatre


    In French


    Premiere performances: 8 and 10 October 2020 at the National Theatre

    Georges Bizet’s Carmen is a staple of the repertoire of the majority of opera houses worldwide. It is extremely popular owing to the music, abounding in torrential rhythms, engrossing melodies and bewitching songs of the beautiful Gypsy, as well as to the overwhelming power of the passions depicted in the story.


    • 2020-2021


    Stage director
    Grischa Asagaroff
    Sets, Costumes and Lighting design
    Luigi Perego
    Petros Gallias
    Lighting design
    Daniel Tesař
    Chorus master
    Pavel Vaněk
    Beno Blachut


    The National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
    Ballet of the National Theatre Opera

    Carmen is actually one of the first verismo operas that preceded the “manifesto” of the Italian artistic movement.
    Its style, and the death of the title heroine, which were at variance with the established opéra comique conventions, seem to have been the reason why the work did not give rise to much public enthusiasm at and in the wake of the world premiere in Paris in 1875. Yet Carmen soon triumphed in other European cities.
    The opera was first presented in Prague in 1880, at the Estates Theatre. The National Theatre staged in on 3 January 1884, shortly after its opening, as the very first foreign opera. In our new production, the story of Don José, a soldier who falls madly in love with the Gypsy Carmen, will be retold by the German director Grischa Asagaroff.
    The score will be explored and the performance conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink, the music director of the National Theatre Opera.

    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 at the National Theater

    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.

    From the beginning of April 2020, the underground car park is closed due to reconstruction. The length of the reconstruction is estimated at a year and a half.


    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!