Prague Summer Nights Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Le nozze di Figaro (Prague Summer Nights)
The Estates TheatreEnsemble
Prague Summer Nights Festival Chorus and OrchestraApproximate running time
2 hours 50 minutes, 1 intermission (15 minutes) minutesLanguage
In Italian, surtitles in English
The world-famous operatic version of Beaumarchais's "forbidden" plays was born in Vienna in 1786. Mozart chose this theme himself and asked for the libretto by Italian poet Lorenzo Da Ponte.
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Prague Summer Nights Festival Orchestra
Chorus from the Prague Summer Nights voice program
Figaro’s wedding is famously associated with Prague. Although, the world premiere of the opera was held in Vienna, it was only in Prague that it experienced its first real triumph, thanks to which the impresario Bondini in Mozart ordered an opera designed specifically for Prague-which was later famous for Don Giovanni. There are few operas that have such a rich and tangled storyline as the marriage of Figaro. The subtitle of the Beaumarchais's master of the "Crazy Day" aptly describes his character. In this opera of jealousy and Love, Mozart’s masterpiece has a whole gallery of characters and figures, led by servant Figaro, his girl, a chambermaid Susanna, can the womanizing count Almaviva. The production highlights the talents of up and coming singers and musicians of Prague Summer Nights Festival.
The Estates Theatre is globally unique as the one and only preserved and still functional venue where a world premiere of a Mozart opera took place with the composer himself conducting. The world premiere of Don Giovanni on 29 October 1787 was a tremendous success and from Prague the new opera set out on its journey to global acclaim and admiration.
The performances were made possible through the support of the Opera of the National Theatre who provided sets and costumes.
Produced by Classical Movements
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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
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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