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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.
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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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Classical music in Prague: We recommend what to see

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.
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PragueBeethoven, Martinů

Beethoven, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukáš Vasilek; Francesco Piemontesi; Lucy Crowe; Andrew Staples; Derek Welton

PragueKabelác , Schubert, Berlioz

Kabeláč, Schubert, Berlioz
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Adam Plachetka

PragueWagner, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Wagner, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Daniel Smith; Andrei Ioniţă

PragueMartinů, Strauss, Janáček

Martinů, Strauss R., Janáček
Radek Baborák; Jiří Bělohlávek; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

PragueMozart, Strauss, Dvořák

Mozart, Strauss R., Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Manfred Honeck; Christiane Karg
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A contemporary conundrum in Prague

Fourteen years after it premiered in Vienna, a razor-sharp revival of Steve Reich's Three Tales still has the power to shock.
****1
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Red Moon Rising: Orff in Prague

In a delirious opening to the new opera season, Prague's National Theatre puts a contemporary spin on Carl Orff and the Brothers Grimm.
***11
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A scintillating meeting of Old and New Worlds

American violinist Joshua Bell updates a tradition with class and panache in the Czech Philharmonic's season opener.
****1
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A disappointing Don Giovanni in Prague

Whilst the spirit of Mozart permeates the Estates Theatre in Prague, it was sadly absent in both the staging and singing of his “work of uninterrupted perfection”.  
**111
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Warner’s Elektra has neither myth nor menace

The main problem with Keith Warner's staging is that the director’s dominating focus is on the Jungian ‘Elektra complex’ rather than Elektra the opera.
**111
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Rudolfinum
Rudolfinum