Le nozze di Figaro
Premiere performances: 9 and 11 June 2023 at the Estates Theatre
Friday 9. 6.Sold out
Sunday 11. 6.Sold out
Saturday 17. 6.Tickets available
Tuesday 27. 6.Tickets available
Thursday 31. 8.Tickets available
Sunday 3. 9.Tickets available
Tuesday 5. 9.Tickets available
Thursday 14. 9.Tickets available
Friday 6. 10.Tickets available
Sunday 15. 10.Tickets available
Sunday 29. 10.Tickets available
Friday 10. 11.Tickets available
The Estates TheatreLanguage
In Italian, surtitles in Czech, EnglishPremiere
June 9, 2023
Just how much can happen on a wedding day? Mozart’s opera buffa Le nozze di Figaro is returning to the Estates Theatre in Barbora Horáková Joly’s unorthodox adaptation.
National Theatre Chorus
National Theatre Orchestra
Cupid’s arrows fly around as they please, binding the seemingly incompatible and dividing the seemingly inseparable. Mozart’s philandering Count Almaviva, his neglected wife Rosina, the Countess’s pretty maid Susanna and the crafty, albeit occasionally naïve, valet Figaro know all too well … The new National Theatre production of Le nozze di Figaro has been created by two distinguished female artists: the English conductor Julia Jones and the Czech stage director Barbora Horáková Joly.
What pitfalls and intrigues must the protagonists overcome within a single day – the wedding day of Susanna and Figaro? From the very first tones of the famous Overture to the moment of the Count being given a lecture in marital fidelity, the opera tells a story in which women are depicted as wiser, smarter and more civilised than men.
The celebrated composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was fond of Prague and its Nostitz (today Estates) Theatre. He paid five visits to the city. During the first of them, less than a year before hosting the world premiere of his opera Don Giovanni in 1787, the Nostitz Theatre gave a performance of Le nozze di Figaro, with Mozart himself conducting. Mozart composed the opera to a libretto written by the Italian poet Lorenzo Da Ponte, based on the French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s comedy La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro, whose denunciation of aristocratic privilege and social inequality many have characterised as foreshadowing the French Revolution.
Suitable for spectators of ages 12 and up.
A co-production with the Nationaltheater Mannheim.
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Where to buy tickets
The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 June at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of November 2023.
When purchasing online, you can get an e-ticket. You can pick up printed tickets in person at the box offices of the National Theatre.
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.
Parking at the Estates Theatre
Unfortunately, there is no parking near The Estates Theater. You can use the guarded parking lot in the Kotva shopping center (Revoluční 1/655, Prague 1) and Paladium (Na Poříčí 1079 / 3a, Prague 1).
Buffets at the Estates 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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