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Old Jul 2nd, 2006, 08:52 PM
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Opera in Prague

I'm interested in going to The Theatre of the Estates, to see Don Giovanni July 17 or 18.

I'd rather get the tickets after we arrive just in case plans change.

What would you guess the chances of getting 1 or 2 tickets when we arrive?

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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 02:27 AM
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I think you should book now. It looks fairly easy, vuiaGoogle. You may find that Czech web sites have lower prices: they are at

http://www.ticketsonline.cz/estates-...e.php?dealer=2 - 68k -

http://www.mozart-praha.cz/

http://www.easyprague.cz/en/sightsee...-don-giovanni/

Non-Czech sites may have a bigger stock, but may cost more for the same seats. They are at

http://www.prague.dk/english/cultureprog/pragun11.htm

http://www.classictic.com/venues/66.html

http://www.pragueexperience.com/oper...&EventMonth=08

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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 04:21 AM
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We've been to the State Opera a couple of times. First time was in February and we just bought our tickets for Madame Butterfly at the tourist information centre once we got there. We were lucky enough to get seats in the front row of the stalls, but it was a full house. We went back in April of last year to see Carmen and booked tickets in advance (for a box) through the offical ticket dealer for the theatre:- http://www.bohemiaticket.cz/

They deliver the tickets to your hotel and seem very reliable. Again the performance was a sell-out. I'd strongly recommend you buy in advance, its a great experience and would be a shame to miss. I just checked the availability for the 17th and 18th and there are seats but not that many!
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 09:35 AM
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Thank you both!
I will book today!
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Old Jul 3rd, 2006, 09:56 AM
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Actually, I've been to that production on 3 different occasions (it plays there every year!) You can definitely get tickets even on the day of, so no need to hurry. It is true that Czech prices are lower, but I'm not sure that you'd even be able to get that special price by booking online in English. If you try and do that, and it works, please post back & let me know!!

Anyway, the State Theater that someone else mentioned is a different theater. Plus, that poster went during the main season. Summer is tourist season. Very few Czechs will see Don Giovanni at the Estates, so it will be almost all tourists. So, you can surely wait, but, of course, you will have less of a choice of seats the day of. There are MANY obstructed view seats in the Estates. Anything that is side balcony means you will be twisting your neck the whole time (again, I've done that 3 times already..!)

Enjoy your trip & the performance!
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Old Jul 4th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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I will avoid the side balcony - thanks for the warning!

DH decided he is not really interested in going and nothing puts a damper on an evening than sitting next to someone not caring to be there.

We are staying in the Kampa garden area http://www.hotelsprague.cz/kampagard...FQqNHgodTSbBHA

Will I have any problems walking back to the hotel over the Charles Bridge or finding a legit taxi?

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Old Jul 4th, 2006, 07:52 PM
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Taxis line up right outside the theater after the production is over. Also, it is not a far walk to the bridge, and you will be walking with hundreds of other tourists, so you'll be fine. Either way, I wouldn't worry about getting home.
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