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Don Giovanni at the National Marionette Theatre

by Gray Line Prague
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Highlights

  • “Don Giovanni”—opera given to Prague as a gift from Mozart

  • Puppetry used to portray the characters

  • One of the most well-known operas with recognisable arias

  • Entertaining show sure to raise a smile

  • Leisurely evening entertainment in the heart of Prague

Highlights

  • “Don Giovanni”—opera given to Prague as a gift from Mozart

  • Puppetry used to portray the characters

  • One of the most well-known operas with recognisable arias

  • Entertaining show sure to raise a smile

  • Leisurely evening entertainment in the heart of Prague

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Don Giovanni at the National Marionette Theatre

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National Marionette Theater

Zatecka 98/1

Prague 110 00

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • National Marionette Theatre

    Žatecká

    Prague 110 00


Description

See a production of Mozart's opera “Don Giovanni” performed at the National Marionette Theatre and experience one of Prague's proudest traditions first-hand. The theatre's tall puppets, dressed in 18th-century costumes, have been enchanting audiences young and old for nearly two decades.

Don Giovanni is based on the legends of fictional charmer Don Juan, and was specifically composed for Prague by Mozart in 1787. See and hear the captivating story – straddling the boundaries of comedy and tragedy – of Lothario and the tragic consequences of his actions.

The difference with this opera is that it is presented using puppets, or “marionettes”, that are 2 feet (0.6 m) tall and carved from wood. Prague is known for its use of puppetry in its art, and Don Giovanni has been performed at the intimate National Marionette Theatre since 1991. This is an entertaining and uniquely Czech way to see this amusing story.


Inclusions

  • Admission ticket

  • Live performance of “Don Giovanni”


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.


Don Giovanni at the National Marionette Theatre ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5/5 30 Dec 2019

We really enjoyed the show! Very entertaining. The best part was Mozart himself coming out to entertain us between scenes. Very funny. The puppeteers are very talented.

Cathryn G

United States

1/5 29 Nov 2019

If you speak Italian or really enjoy opera, this show could be entertaining. It was fun to see how the marionettes are manipulated, but without being familiar with opera, we couldn't follow the story at all. Several people left at the intermission and the couple next to us were also commenting about how hard it was to sit through. A simpler story would be easier for an audience that speaks a variety of languages to follow. It was obvious that they were trying to incorporate some humor, but it didn't go over well.