Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Prague

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.
February 2017
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Czech Philharmonic © Petre Hajsk
Czech Philharmonic
© Petre Hajsk
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Guide to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Czech Philharmonic © Petra Hajsk
© Petra Hajsk
Find out more about Czech's leading orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, check out its forthcoming events both on tour and at home, and read reviews of their recent performances.
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Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; David Zinman; Sol Gabetta

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