Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jan 29, 2007 2:29 PM Last Post By: Krakonos
Jan 28, 2007 9:01 AM
I was thinking about coming to the opera in Prague. And it seems in teh national theatre thay have a lot of seats thats really really cheap. Between 50/90 krona!!
According to people these seats and prices are for real.
Anyone here have experience with this ? Can you see or hear something when you sit here? Never been to an opera..and this seats sounds cheap enough to give Opera a trya nd see the national theatre from teh inside.
Appreciate your help/input.
Jan 28, 2007 10:02 AM
We were just in Prague...saw 2 operas the week of Jan 6-13. They cost about US$25/each thru a booking agency. This is cheap, compared to Western Europe & the US, but I'd be wary of anything for only US$4-5. There weren't any extra seats when we were there, even people standing. The Czechs are all into music and opera so I don't know if it's possible to get unsold tickets the night of the show.
We used an online booking agency thru the national theater: www.czechopera.cz
Jan 28, 2007 11:35 AM
Jan 28, 2007 1:17 PM
3the seats for 50-90CZK are real, some of the seats are connected with ISIC discounts, I visited opera many times in prague (i live here) and you can really buy so cheap tickets. These tickets are for the upper seatings but it is no problem, you see and hear all and you don´t have to sit next to perfumed ladies and well mannered gentlemen if you know what I mean. There are alsoafternoon performances which are less visited.don´t book seat via travel agency as it is more expensive.
There are no extra seats. I would prefer national theatre (Narodni trida street) to State opera.
see this page to know prices and you can buy the tickets in opera or theatre cashiers (daily)
Jan 29, 2007 2:29 PM
4Of course that these prices are "real" for the Czech National Theatre. The seat prices in the theatre vary between CZK 800 and CZK 30, depending on where the seat is located, what type of performance it is and which discount may be applied.
CZK 50-90 for an opera performance is completely normal, but expect to be seated somewhere near the roof :-)))) Actually, the 50-crown ticked is probably for standing. Still, you will be able to hear and see the performance, although with limitations.
Davidxmasstree talks complete bulshit - of course you can buy tickets for USD 25 but it is not really necessary. For an equivalent of USD 10 you will have nice seats for an opera performance (first balcony, I think). For USD 25, you will get the arguably "best" seats downstairs beneath the stage. Actually, I always prefer balcony over the first floor seats because I see a lot more there. Btw, the price of David's tickets was probably doubled because he bought them through an agency.
And about this comparison with "Western Europe" he makes: I have recently visited the Staatsoper in Vienna (Strauss' Daphne) and the ticket was EUR 9 for a relatively good seat.
I don't want to be patronising, but you should perhaps first visit an opera in your hometown to see whether you like it. Then you can decide whether to visit a Prague National Theatre performance or not. If so, take off your baseball cap, please. White-and-red sneakers are not really appropriate either. You should also not talk loudly during the performance.
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