State opera

The State Opera is one of the most important music scenes in Europe.

It is part of the National Theatre of the Czech Republic, founded by Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in 1992. This Neoclassical edifice was built in 1883 by the German Theatre Association as a reaction of German minority in Prague to the opening of the Czech National Theatre. As the New German Theatre it soon gained international acclaim for its inovative repertoir and artistic leadership including such names as Angelo Neumann, Alexander Zemlinski or Georg Szell. Nowadays, famous operas, as well as pieces unjustly overlooked or unknown in the Czech Republic are introduced in The State Opera gaining the theatre a reputation of one of the best European scenes.