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Opera

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A brilliant Mozart comic opera replete with disguises and crazy twists and turns

The Estates Theatre
For the whole family
Popular title
Traditional adaptation
Suitable for graduation

The National Theatre sells tickets for full capacity of its venues, for all auditorium seats, with the exception of the first row.
According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.
Tickets can be purchased on the website of the National Theatre and at the box offices of the National Theatre.

Choose date

  • November
  • December
    November 2021

    Thursday 11. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Tuesday 16. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Thursday 25. 11.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    December 2021

    Friday 3. 12.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    3 hours 15 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Language

    In Italian, subtitles in Czech, English

    Premiere

    February 1, 2018

    Female view of the forms and transformations of love, infidelity and jealousy

    One of Mozart’s best-known works, Le nozze di Figaro ranks among the most frequently performed operas of all time. Splendidly portraying characters and superbly depicting the relationships between the protagonists, who often find themselves in thorny situations, it provides a more accurate account of late 18th-century morality and immorality than many a history book.

    Cast

    • 2021-2022

    Creatives

    Stage director
    Magdalena Švecová
    Lighting design
    Přemysl Janda
    Motion cooperation
    Tomsa Legierski
    Chorus master
    Jan Bubák
    Dramaturgy
    Beno Blachut

    About

    National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra

    Although Le nozze di Figaro is today one of the most frequently staged operas, its genesis was hindered by numerous problems and obstacles. The work gave rise to heated emotions from the very beginning of its creation. The libretto is based on the French dramatist Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais’s comedy La Folle Journée, ou Le Mariage de Figaro, a witty satire dealing with explosive social subjects, which was banned by Louis XVI, as well as, later on, by Joseph II, the new Holy Roman Emperor. Yet the censors did not prohibit the play’s adaptation as a libretto, and hence Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte could use it for an opera. Le nozze di Figaro premiered in Vienna on 1 May 1786, with Mozart only completing the prelude two days previously.The first two performances were conducted by the composer himself, seated at and playing the harpsichord. Six months later, the opera was staged in Prague, where it was a resounding success, with the audience responding with enormous ovations. In the wake of this triumph, Mozart accepted from Prague a commission for a new opera, which would become the famous Don Giovanni (premiered in 1787 at the Estates Theatre).

    Magdalena Švecová is the very first woman in the history of the National Theatre in Prague to stage Le nozze di Figaro, thus presenting a female view of the forms and transformations of love, infidelity and jealousy, in what is the title’s 20th National Theatre Opera production.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre offers tickets for September –⁠ December 2021

    Tickets for December on sale from 1st September.

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

    According to the government's decision, visitors must meet these conditions.

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    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).

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