Tour

Guided tours at the State opera (AJ)

in English language

Státní opera

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  • September
  • October
    September 2020

    Saturday 5. 9.
    10:30

    Tickets available

    Basic information

    Venue

    Státní opera

    Approximate running time

    50 minutes, no intermission

    The meeting point

    with your guide is 10 minutes at the latest prior to the beginning of the tour in front of the main entrance of the State opera

    The Neo-Renaissance building of the State Opera was built as the New German Theatre by the Prague German community in 1888. With its stage parameters and auditorium capacity, it is the most generous theatre space in Prague. After a four-year demanding reconstruction, its operation was renewed by a gala concert at the beginning of 2020.

    About

    The most famous personalities in music history are firmly linked with the State Opera, such as the famous composers Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss or Alois Hába, the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso or the world-famous Czechoslovak opera singers Edita Gruberová and Gabriela Beňačková.

    The tour of the State Opera takes about sixty minutes. We shall start in the entrance foyer where you can see the terrazzo, the historic box office and ceiling richly with stuccoes. The tour continues to the auditorium with brand new seats equipped with LED panels; you can admire the extraordinary decoration of the auditorium ceiling, a replica of the “lost” Veith curtain by Martin Černý, as well as a lobby adorned with busts of R. Wagner, B. Smetana and L. Janáček. The tour ends in the lounge of Angel Neumann - the first director of the theatre.

    Tour duration: approx. 60 minutes
    Tour language: in English
    Max. number of persons in the group: 35
    Admissions charges for guided tours in English
    Full admission: 260 CZK  
    Reduced admission (Children 6-15, Students, Seniors 65+):  160 CZK   

    The visitors shall always meet about 10 minutes before the tour starts in front of the main entrance to the State Opera, which is located in Legerova Street, close to the main road, National Museum, and Central (train) Station.

    Please, be punctual, once the tour starts, it is no longer possible to enter the building.