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Státní Opera - Prague, Czech Republic
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N 50° 04.842 E 014° 25.959
33U E 459407 N 5547757
Quick Description: The Státní Opera (State Opera in English) is an opera house and part of the National Theatre of the Czech Republic.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 9/8/2014 4:00:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMMECD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
"The State Opera (Czech: Státní opera), is an opera house in Prague, Czech Republic. It is part of the National Theatre of the Czech Republic, founded by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in 1992. The theatre itself originally opened in 1888 as the New German Theatre and from 1949 to 1989 it was known as the Smetana Theatre. More recently it was known as the Prague State Opera.

The history of the theatre currently known as the Prague State Opera dates back to the late 19th Century. While often overshadowed by the more prominent National Theatre of Prague, the company has its own distinct history. The birth of a magnificent Czech Theatre, the National Theatre, in 1883 indirectly created a longing among the Prague German community for a German-speaking opera house of its own. At that time the Czech lands were part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and there was a large German minority living in Prague. On 4 February 1883 the Deutscher Theaterverein was founded with the goal of raising funds for the new theatre. The plans were developed by the well-known Viennese firm Fellner & Helmer along with Karl Hasenauer, architect of the Burgtheater in Vienna. The resulting Neues deutsches Theater (New German Theatre) was designed by the Prague architect Alfons Wertmüller and built within 20 months. With its spacious auditorium and elaborate neo-rococo décor, the theater was one of the most beautiful in Europe."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Theater Name: Státní Opera

Country: Czech Republic

Address:
Wilsonova 4,
Prague, Czech Republic
110 00


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Other (specify in narrative)

Type of Productions:
Drama, Ballet, Opera


Restored Building: no

Date of Construction: 1888

Architect/Designer: Viennese firm Fellner & Helmer along with Karl Hasenauer

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 1047

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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