Prague State Opera

Prague State Opera near Wenceslas Square The lovely Neo-Classical building of the State Opera cannot go unnoticed. The style is recognizable thanks to the frieze decorating the triangular pediment above the loggia with characteristic columns. Dionysus, a promoter of theatre, and a muse of comedy Thalia sit majestically on the very top of the opera and overlook the busy street underneath.

The “occupations” of the mythological figures bring us to a rather surprising fact that opera has been opera only for less than a half of its over hundred years long history – to be more precise since the end of the Second World War. If you are asking about its former destiny, we have to travel into the past… (read more)

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