The National Theatre is a leading Czech theater scene, and the repertoire consists of drama, opera and ballet performances.
The National Theatre was founded in 1881, after a long construction due to lack of funds necessary for the construction of such a large theater. National Theatre was built in Neo-Renaissance style, decorated with paintings and sculptures, the theater had become a symbol of the independence of the Czech nation and language. Unfortunately, the same year the theater was destroyed by fire, and after two years of reconstruction was reopened November 18, 1883 premiere Libuše Smetana, specially composed for this occasion.
Theater, a well-equipped technically, worked without any changes for nearly a hundred years, but on April 1, 1977 was closed for reconstruction. Laterna and the theater had been closed for six years. Reconstruction began under the leadership of chief designer, architect Zdenek Vavra. Extensive restoration work was completed by November 18, 1983 — the centenary of the discovery. At the same time, a number of modern buildings were built in the vicinity of the theater, one of which is currently located theater Laterna Magica. On this day, the historic building was opened to the public again with the performance of Libuše Smetana.
Currently, this historic and beautiful building, together with the adjacent modern building offers four different art genres: opera, drama, ballet and drama. His repertoire includes about 60 performances. Mostly classical opera. The most popular are the Dvorak opera, Verdi, Smetana’s compositions and many, many others. Ballets to the music of Liberty, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky’s works, etc.
Address: Národní třída 2, New Town
Tickets: range from 300 korun to 1,000 korun.