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Opera Week in Prague

Gounod ∙ Verdi ∙ Bizet ∙ Prokofiev ∙ Mozart

Opera Week in Prague

A fabulous week in Prague with five operas at three theatres. This tour is ideal for those new to opera and for more experienced opera goers. Prague is a magical city and we tour some of its greatest treasures alongside evenings at the opera. Gounod’s sumptuous Romeo and Juliette followed by La Traviata and Carmen contrast with Prokofiev’s popular Love of Three Oranges. We end the week with a performance of The Marriage of Figaro at the original Estates Theatre where Mozart first conducted it on his visit to Prague in 1787.

We stay at the Elite Hotel close to the old town and near to the National Theatre. This old hotel has a stylish boutique interior combining historic furnishings with modern comfort.

The tour takes place during the Prague Spring Festival and details of daytime concerts will be made available in December 2018. The schedule may be adjusted to include additional concerts for those who wish to experience the rich musical life of the ancient capital of Bohemia.

Itinerary


DAY 1

We meet at the Elite Hotel close to the National Theatre and enjoy welcome drinks and a talk about tonight’s opera. An early dinner precedes tonight’s performance of Gounod’s luscious version of Romeo et Juliette at the Karlin Theatre.

DAY 2

After breakfast we visit the old town square, the Týn Church and the exceptional Convent of St Agnes with its stunning mediaeval art collection. The afternoon is free before we gather for an opera talk followed by an early dinner.
Tonight’s performance of La Traviata is at the Karlin Theatre.

DAY 3

This morning we visit the Charles Bridge, the Klementinum and the church of St James. The tour manager will be happy to advise on places to see during the afternoon. We meet again for dinner followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s Love of Three Oranges at the National Theatre.

DAY 4

After a talk about tonight’s opera the day is free for sightseeing and enjoyment the city. Travellers are welcome to join the tour manager during the morning and for dinner.
We gather around 6-30 at the National Theatre for tonight’s performance of Bizet’s Carmen.

DAY 5

This morning we travel to Prague Castle and the Cathedral of St Vitus followed by a visit to the lesser town. The afternoon is free once more for relaxation. Dinner will be at a traditional restaurant before we move to the beautiful Estates Theatre where Mozart conducted tonight’s opera in 1787.

DAY 6

Check out will be available after a breakfast.

This tour can be extended or anticipated for those who would like a longer stay. There are many low-cost flights from the UK and European cities and Vaclav Havel Airport is around 25 minutes by shuttle bus or taxi.