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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PragueCzech National Symphony Orchestra

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Czech National Symphony Orchestra; Libor Pešek; CNSO Choir

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Fišer, Martinů, Strauss R.
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov; Ivo Kahánek

PragueCzech Christmas Mass

Ryba, Linek, Koutník
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lukáš Vasilek; Lenka Máčiková; Petra Noskaiová; Jaroslav Březina; Jiří Hájek

PragueSpecial New Year's Eve Dress Rehearsal

Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Ravel
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Ivo Kahánek; Jiří Vodička

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Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Saint-Saëns, Sarasate, Ravel
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Ivo Kahánek; Jiří Vodička
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Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

The King of Opera leads an inspired performance commemorating the 230th anniversary of Don Giovanni.
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Season opener heralds a new era for the Czech Philharmonic

Bereft of its guiding light, the orchestra shows resiliency and promise with a familiar face at the podium.
****1
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Singing carries the show in new Prague Ballo

The National Theatre opens its new season with a Verdi favorite short on substance but lovely to hear.
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A celebration of hometown heroes in Prague

The Dvořákʼs Prague festival wraps with four Prague alumni showing why they've gained international fame.
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A native son returns triumphant to Prague

Conductor Tomáš Netopil combines the best of two worlds at the Dvořákʼs Prague festival.
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Rudolfinum
Rudolfinum