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Leonce & Lena
Ballet

Leonce & Lena

A satirical comedy and timeless ballet.

The Estates Theatre
For the whole family
Suitable for graduation

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  • February 2023
  • March 2023
    February 2023

    Tuesday 28. 2.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Suitable for graduation
    March 2023

    Thursday 2. 3.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 4. 3.
    14:00

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Suitable for graduation

    Saturday 4. 3.
    19:00

    Tickets available

    For the whole family
    Suitable for graduation

    Basic information

    Venue

    The Estates Theatre

    Approximate running time

    1 hour 50 minutes, 1 intermission 20 minutes

    Premiere

    Czech premiere: 30 November 2019

    The production has been staged by such prominent companies as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, the Stuttgart Ballet and Ballett Zürich.

    The renowned German choreographer Christian Spuck’s 2008 ballet Leonce and Lena, created for the Aalto Theater in Essen, is based on Georg Büchner’s 1836 play.

    Cast

    • 2022-2023

    About

    A satire veiled in humour tells the story of Leonce, Prince of Popo, a melancholic, dreamy young man, and Lena, the beautiful Princess of Pipi, who had their political marriage arranged upon their birth. They revolt against the decisions made by their fathers.
    On the eve of their planned wedding, Leonce and Lena flee to Italy, where they happen to meet in an inn and fall in love with each other. Following their return to the Kingdom of Popo, their identities are revealed, yet Leonce and Lena no longer perceive their marriage as being forced upon them by their parents, but as a result of the intervention of providence. They ultimately accept their predetermined roles as King and Queen.

    Soloists and corps de ballet of The Czech National Ballet
    National Theatre Orchestra

    Photo of the visual image: Pavel Hejný
    Photographers for production: Martin Divíšek, Serghei Gherciu

    Suitable for audience from 10 years.

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    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. On 1 November at 9am we started selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika until the end of April 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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