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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Prague

Prague Castle from Vltava bank © Eeva | Wikimedia Commons
Prague Castle from Vltava bank
© Eeva | Wikimedia Commons
From the impressive looking Rudolfinum (home to the Czech Philharmonic) to the stunning Estates Theatre Opera House and State Opera there is no shortage of beautiful places to hear music in Prague. Regular concerts and opera take place across the city and this page lets you know where to see classical music and opera in the city of Prague.
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Classical music in Prague: We recommend what to see

The Rudolfinum © David Karlin
In Prague, every street corner has a story, be it Mozart rehearsing Don Giovanni, Beethoven touting for sponsorship, Dvořák’s water goblin or Einstein's violin. It's a city with music running through its heart. With the help of a good map it is a wonderful town to explore by foot or by tram. Check out the best things to see and do in the Czech capitol.
Top 10 in Prague

Prague Gems: Top 10 sites to visit

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There are so many amazing sights to look at in Prague, but we have chosen our Top 10 which aren't necessarily the most obvious, but we certainly found very appealing.
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PragueSlovak Philharmonic

Fibich, Suchon, Janáček
Slovak Philharmonic; James Judd; Jan Vacik; Slovakian Philharmonic Choir

PragueHavelka, Sibelius

Havelka, Sibelius, Bernstein
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Janine Jansen; Martin Kasík

PragueFinal Concert in the Season

Brahms, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Kirill Gerstein

PragueV4 Opera Tour

V4 Opera Tour
Janáček, Kodály
Balázs Kocsár; Attila Vidnyánszky; Hungarian National Ballet; Petr Popelka; Oleksandr Bilozub; Szilvia Rálik

PragueMacMillan, Robertson, Martinů, Suk, Kabeláč

MacMillan, Robertson, Martinů, Suk, Kabeláč
Jiří Rožeň; Jana Brožková; Czech Chamber Orchestra
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Embracing the new at Prague Spring

Bas Wiegers at the podium © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
A world première by a Czech composer highlights a strong outing by Klangforum Wien.
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A religious experience at Prague Spring

Mary Bevan © Petra Hajská
Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Baroque specialists continue their crusade to bring Bach's church cantatas to the modern world.
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A powerful commemoration at Prague Spring

Tomáš Brauner © Zdenek Chrapek
History was never more relevant than in this musical observance of a modern political milestone.
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A colorful, revealing reprise of Clemenza in Prague

Marc Minkowski and Ambroisine Bré © Hana Smejkalová
More than 200 years after Mozart premiered La clemenza di Tito at the Estates Theatre, Marc Minkowski reveals there are still surprises to be found.
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Sternenhoch: Delightful depravity in Prague

Sternenhoch © Patrik Borecký
The National Theater takes a bold step forward with a smart realization of a literary grotesquerie.
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Rudolfinum
Rudolfinum