Don Giovanni

Mozart composed specially for Prague "opera of operas" Don Giovanni, which premiered at the "Stavovské" Theatre, and he personally conducted. That was in 1787. National Marionette Theatre presents this exceptional opera in a unique version of the classic puppet theater, in the stylish costumes and stage performance marionettes. This production celebrates Mozart's time and environment in the form of authentic eighteenth century. Performance is played in Prague in a unique architectural space art deco style and is staged in the original Italian about two hours.

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The National Marionette Theatre (NDM) arrived on the Czech theatre scene as part of the Via Praga Cultural System on 1 June 1991, when it began – in the unique and historically protected theatre space called “Říše loutek” (The Kingdom of Puppets) built in the Art Deco style (the Municipal Library building, Žatecká Street No. 1, Prague 1 – Staré Město ) – to perform a marionette version of Don Giovanni directed by Karel Brožek, which was to become the most successful piece of the Czech theatrical production since the Velvet Revolution in 1989. At the same time, the project was situated at the historical centre of the world’s puppetry, a place where the 20th of May 1929 saw the establishment of the Worldwide Puppetry Organisation (UNIMA), which is today the world’s largest specialized non-government theatre organization associated with UNESCO. Since 1991, the National Marionette Theatre has staged more than 20 premieres of traditional puppet performances for both adults and children. The performances have had more than 6,000 re-runs, with Don Giovanni at the top with 4500 re-runs. 

 

Transport : Centre of Czech Puppeteers / National Marionette Theatre performs in Prague, at the theatre “Říše loutek” (The Kingdom of Puppets), Žatecká Street No. 1, Prague 1 - Staré Město (a side entrance to the Municipal Library building), near Old Town Square at the crossroads of Žatecká Street with Kaprova Street. The theatre is easily and conveniently accessible by transport : it is situated 50 metres from the metro stop “Staroměstská” (line A) and 100 metres from a stop of trams no. 17 and no. 18 and the bus stop “Staroměstská” of bus no. 207 on Jan Palach Square

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