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A Matinée marking the 199th Anniversary of Bedřich Smetana’s Birth

The National Theatre
For the whole family

Basic information


The National Theatre

Approximate running time

1 hour 15 minutes, no intermission

A traditional concert in honour of one of the major figures in the history of Czech music and the National Theatre alike.


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025


Beno Blachut

Bedřich Smetana:

The Brandenburgers in Bohemia:
Jaký to shon, jaký to spěch?, scene of Ludiše and Tausendmark from Act 1

Jak je mi…, Milada's aria from Act 2
Krásný to cíl, Vladislav's aria from Act 3

Jiřinková polka (Dahlia Polka) in D major
Chanson in A minor, No 2 from Lístky do památníku (Album Leaf), Op. 2
Louisa´s Polka in E-flat major

The Devil's Wall:
Scetch of the Act 3
Jen hajej, holátko, Rarach's aria from Act 2
Jak siré ptáče, Záviš's aria from Act 2
Jen jediná mne ženy krásná tvář tak dojala…, Vok's aria from Act 1

String Quartet No. 1 in E minor "From My Life"

The Bartered Bride
Scene of Mařenka and Jeník from Act 1
Scene of Jeník and Kecal from Act 2



Practical information

Where to buy tickets

The National Theatre sells tickets up to 6 months in advance. We are currently selling tickets for performances of Drama, Ballet, Opera and Laterna magika taking place in April-September 2024.

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.

Parking at the National Theater

While visiting The National Theatre and the New Stage you can use again the underground car park of the National Theatre. Information and a parking fee.


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 National Theater

No waiting. For your benefit, please pre-order your food and beverages at the bar to minimize waiting in the queue!

Menu (PDF, 60 kB)