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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PragueOpening of the season

Shostakovich, Mahler
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Jakub Hrůša; Leonidas Kavakos; Marta Reichelová

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; Jiří Rožeň; Vadim Gluzman

PragueMozart, Blackford, Mendelssohn

Mozart, Blackford, Mendelssohn
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Ben Gernon; Tamsin Waley-Cohen

PragueBrahms, Zemlinsky

Brahms, Zemlinsky
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Christian Tetzlaff
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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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In Prague, a radiant Dvořák Stabat Mater

The Dvořákʼs Prague Festival opens with an upbeat treatment of one of the composer's masterworks.
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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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Charles Bridge