Le nozze di Figaro
Premiere performances: 9 and 11 June 2023 at the Estates Theatre
The Estates TheatreApproximate running time
3 hours 25 minutes, 1 intermission (20 minutes) minutesLanguage
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.
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.
WARNING: We use tobacco products during the performance.
Suitable for audience from 12 years.
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 September at 9am we selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of February 2024.
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 Estates Theater
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