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National Theatre on the Water

Concert of Orchestra of the National Theatre and our soloists playing on the boat


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THE OPERA IS BACK! and we hope for a safe “voyage” back into your lives. Come and join us for a cruise on the waves of classical music!


  • 2023-2024
  • 2024-2025

The NATIONAL THEATRE ON THE WATER open-air event takes place on Saturdays of 19th June and 26th from 8:00 PM. Playing on board of a boat, the orchestra of the National Theatre and the State Opera will accompany our soloists performing highlights of current program of the Czech leading opera house. The entry will be FREE.

Sailing towards you on the waves of the Vltava river will be a selection of the best pieces taken from our repertoire – organized around treasured numbers of both Czech and world opera. Come and enjoy the beauty of opera from the banks of the river.

On its trip, the boat will make three stops:

8:00 PM – between Střelecký Island and Kampa

8:50 PM – mooring at Rašín Riverfront

9:20 PM – Smíchov Riverfront

There will be selections from Bizet's Carmen, Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Puccini's Turandot, Smetana's The Bartered Bride and Dvořák's Rusalka

Bella Bohemia, a high-tech boat provided by Prague Boatss is propelled by an electrical engine meaning that the machinery will not disturb the live music production in any way.

Czech Tourism and the Kudy z nudy portal are the partners of the event.

The event is held under the auspices of the Minister of Culture, Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek, and the Mayor of Prague, Mr. Zdeněk Hřib

The event will have to be cancelled in case of bad weather.


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