Antonín Dvořák

Magical, dreamy story of great, unfulfilled desire of the water nymph Rusalka

The State Opera
For the whole family
Czech Classic

Dear spectators,

The National Theatre operates at full capacity and all purchased tickets remain valid. However, it is obligatory to wear a face mask or other similar protection of the nose and mouth inside the theatre.

Spectators entrance, stay in the theatre and the subsequent exit is organized by the theatre staff in a special mode so that the visitors of the individual sectors are separated from each other and do not have to meet even in the areas of refreshments, restrooms or cloak rooms.

Thank you for respecting the government regulations and we look forward to seeing you.

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  • November
  • December
  • January 2021
    November 2020

    Sunday 8. 11.

    Tickets available

    Saturday 14. 11.

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    Saturday 21. 11.

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    Saturday 28. 11.

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    December 2020

    Friday 11. 12.

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    Wednesday 16. 12.

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    Sunday 27. 12.

    Tickets available

    January 2021

    Saturday 2. 1.

    Tickets available

    Sunday 17. 1.

    Tickets available

    Basic information


    The State Opera

    Approximate running time

    3 hours 10 minutes, 2 intermission 20 minutes


    In Czech, subtitles in English


    May 5, 2005

    One of the most poetic opera librettos

    Antonín Dvořák based his most beautiful opera on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. Pursuant to the story, the Czech poet Jaroslav Kvapil wrote one of the most poetic opera librettos there is.


    • 2020-2021



    The State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

    No wonder then that the fruit of the co-operation between the two creators, who were close both as artists and friends, was a magical, dreamy story of great, unfulfilled desire of the water nymph Rusalka, a work in which Dvořák’s musical genius reached its apex. The fairy-tale atmosphere inspired the composer to create singular, impressionistic music replete with melodic imagination and masterful instrumentation, a suggestive expression of the play of waves and the reflection of moonlight on the surface of a lake, as well as the magic of a fairy-tale dream.

    Since its premiere in 2005, the production of Rusalka directed by the popular film maker Zdeněk Troška has been one of the most successful titles performed at the State Opera.

    Approximate running time, including intermissions: 3 hours,10 minutes, two 20-minute intermissions.

    Practical information

    Where to buy tickets

    When purchasing online, we will send you an E-ticket by e-mail. You can pick up printed tickets in person at any of our box offices.

    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 State Opera

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


    Parking at the State opera

    While visiting the State Opera, you can take the slip road on Wilsonova street from the left lane close to the State Opera building to the Parking Centrum above-ground garage. The parking fee is 40 CZK/h.

    Our e-shop

    Rusalka Programme (State Opera)

    A booklet for the production of Rusalka

    70 Kč

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