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.
September 2017
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Czech Philharmonic © Petre Hajsk
Czech Philharmonic
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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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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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PragueCzech National Symphony Orchestra

Stein, Current, Foss, Marhulets
Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Steven Mercurio; Richard Troxell; David Krakauer

PragueOpening of the season

Shostakovich, Mahler
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Replacement for Jiří Bělohlávek; Leonidas Kavakos

PragueOpen Air at the Wenceslas Square: Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Smetana, Dvořák, Janáček
Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Libor Pešek

PragueSuk, Bernstein, Martinů

Suk, Bernstein, Martinů
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Replacement for Jiří Bělohlávek; Vadim Gluzman

PragueMozart, Blackford, Mendelssohn

Mozart, Blackford, Mendelssohn
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Ben Gernon; Tamsin Waley-Cohen
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Orpheus in the political underworld in Prague

Prague's National Theater wraps its season with a wickedly funny revival of Offenbach's audacious operetta.
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Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

Clad in sulphurous yellow with beaded jet shoulder pads she looked well able to vanquish Lohengrin in single combat with the swish of her cloak.
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Prague Spring finishes with a stirring farewell

Krzysztof Penderecki leads a masterful performance and powerful tribute to Jiří Bělohlávek.
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Prague Spring plugs in and lights up

An electronic extravaganza in a resonant setting adds another dimension to the venerable festival.
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Keeping modern music alive at Prague Spring

With expert assistance from Dennis Russell Davies, the overlooked Brno Philharmonic makes the most of a contemporary cantata.
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