National Theatre, Prague

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    Narodni Divadlo (National Theatre)

    by gmg61 Written Nov 14, 2006

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    The National Theatre view from Legii Bridge

    This impressive building in the New City, on thbe river bank, is considered to be one of the symbols of the czech national identity, having been built during the "National Czech Renaissance", in the middle of XIX centuty.
    In Renaissance style and with a majestic golden roof (it's real gold!) id dominates the view of the right bank.

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    Opera building

    by chbuchie Updated Sep 27, 2006

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    Both the architecture as the decoration inside look great, whereas the big stage cover displays a part of the history of this theatre, which was totally burnt just weeks before its opening in 1881. Finally it was opened in 1883.

    We saw the Onegin ballet on Premiere Night, which was cool although this was my first and I'm more used to football games or movies, so if you read this any time soon while the ink is still fresh you might have a look at it yourself, enjoy !

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    The national theatre

    by LanaFromRiga Written May 1, 2006

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    The national theatre (Narodni divadlo) is the most popular sight of the Nacional prospect. This most beautiful view to the teatre is from Hradchany region (the opposite bank of Vltava). Many times theatre burned, finally it was reconstructed on 1977-1983.

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    Proudness of Czech Nation

    by JustPerfect Written Feb 22, 2006

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    National Theatre has been build by Czech nation, because we did not have a theatre where we were aloud to play czech oper or other exhibitions, anythink has been in german and czech language has been almost dead.
    There were small boxes for colecting money cruising through the nation and anybody gave in, what he could.
    The destiny was to build a nicer theatre as the Estate theatre.
    If you stole something of this box, the penalty was dead.

    On the and we builded National Thatre on the riverside of Prague with 27kg gold on the roof. And we are stil proud of it.

    If you go there, never wear jeans, allways take your best clothes. It is like a slap into czech face if you don't respect our culture.
    Believe me there are alot of tourist, who don't know what to wear in Theatre and we hate that...

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    National Theatre

    by vesna04 Written Oct 5, 2005

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    Completely burned in 1881, not long after the opening, but rebuilt only two years later. It is fantastic structure richly decorated and is a home of various perfomances in czech as well as in the foreign languages.

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    Narodni divadlo

    by Pupa Written Feb 16, 2005

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    Narodni Divadlo

    A neo-renaissance building erected in 1868-1881as a result of a vast national collection (architect J. Zitek). Reopened in 1883 after a fire (architect J. Schulz). The outside and inside decoration was completed by the artists of the national theatre generation. The National theatre is the outstanding Czech stage and its repertoire consists of drama, opera and ballet performances.

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    National Theatre

    by Krumlovgirl Updated Dec 15, 2004

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    This large, yellow, ornate structure was built in 1881. It’s a beautiful building, both inside and out, if maybe a little bright on the otherwise drab street.

    The theatre opened in 1881 with the opera “Libuše” by Bedøich Smetana, the architect Josef Zítek's masterpiece burned down two months later but it was founded again and restored within two years. The stage curtain is the work of Vojtìch Hynais, the ceiling paintings are by František Ženíšek. Today it is used for ballet and opera performances, as well as drama.
    The New Stage of the National Theatre was built by architect Karel Prager in the 1970s from Cuban marble plates and glass. It houses Laterna Magica , one of Prague's best-known theatre groups.

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    National Theatre at night

    by kwanmichelle Written Nov 20, 2004

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    it's the national theatre at night, it's beautiful during daytime, but it's even more beautiful during nighttime, esp when the lights are on. it's right at the entrance of the bridge. and when you face the national threatre this way, the prague castle is right behind you

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    by grkboiler Written Oct 31, 2004

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    National Theatre

    The National Theatre is a beautiful building located along the Vltava River, and is considered one of the greatest landmarks in Prague. It was built in 1881, burned down, and rebuilt 2 years later. It hosts opera, ballet, and drama. My picture doesn't do it any justice.

    The box office is open daily.

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    The National Theatre

    by RhineRoll Written Sep 19, 2004

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    The National Theatre is another Prague architectural landmark. It dates from the second half of the 19th century when many influential citizens demanded to have National Czech institutions as symbolic reinforcements of Czech National identity. There are drama, ballet and opera performances in the beautiful monumental building and its adjoining modern venues.

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    Nove Mesto: National Theatre

    by OlafS Written Aug 16, 2004

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    Once Prague was called the Golden City. Not just for its beauty, but for the actual gold on many roofs. The National Theatre has the last golden roof in the city. The theatre was built in the 19th century and is one of the important results of the Czech national movement of that time. Unfortunately this nice building was more recently extended with some extremely ugly new wings.

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    Narodni Divadlo -the national theatre

    by Bigs Updated May 9, 2004

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    Narodni Divadlo

    The National Theater is situated in this nice building on the banks of the Moldova! You can't really miss it out! On the opposite streetside there is the famous Cafe Slavia, one of the oldest and nicest coffeehouses of the city. So why not have a break and a cup of coffee here???

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    Estates Theatre

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 12, 2004

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    balconyof the Estates Theatre

    A must for Mozart fans is the neo classical elegance of the Stavovske Divadlo - the Estates Theatre. Historically Prague's most important theatre - notably forthat Mozart's opera Don Giovanni had its debut here 29th Oct 1787 with Mozart himself at the piano conducting the orchestra.
    The building has twin Corinthian columns flanking its portico but I also like the balcony on its sides. The interior has 5 tiers of boxes in a U-shape. Marvellous atmospheres for operas I should imagine.

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    National Theatre

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 11, 2004

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    National Theatre from  Charles Bridge

    The National Theatre is the landmark building along the Vltava embankment with is huge yellow dome - wonderfully lit up at night too.
    This theatre was paid for by the czech people - they do love the theatre and has a grand interior apparently with its paintings and sculptures - unfortunately we didn't get around to seeing that.

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    National Theatre

    by bpwillet Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Built entirely on private donations this is another building that is very meaningful for the Czech Nationalist Revival. Begun in 1868 by Josef Zitek in the neo-Renaissance style, fire destroyed much of it in 1881 and the rebuilding job was given to architect Josef Schulz. It is used mainly for ballet and opera type perfomances.

    It is open for performances only.

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