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NATIONAL MARIONETTE THEATRE
W. A. Mozart - Don Giovanni

Mozart composed "The Opera of Operas", Don Giovanni, especially for Prague, where he personally conducted the first performance in the Estates Theatre (Stavovske divadlo) in 1787. National Marionette Theatre presents this brilliant opera in the unique version using the classical marionettes. Tall marionettes as well as the stylish period costumes and original stage effects can be seen in the performance. It is presented in the original Italian librette and lasts about two hours (8pm - 10pm). The production celebrates Mozart's period and the atmosphere of this era in a form of authentic 18th century spectacle.

Price: 590,- CZK (490,- CZK for students and children)

Programme: 8 pm (July+August 2012: every day, September 2012: every day except Wednesdays, October 2012: only Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, November 2012: only Mondays and Thursdays)

Venue:National Marionette Theatre, Zatecka 1, Prague 1


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THE BLACK LIGHT THEATRE
Lior Kalfo - WOW 3D Stage Show

You are invited to the world first 3D stage show! Dancers will fly above your heads, colorful fishes and butterflies will fill the theatre and you just might find yourself under a 6 meter giant spider. Prague's black-light theatre is at its best in this extraordinary extravaganza that combines ultra-violet lights and fluorescent colors with special effects, creating a rare magical moment that will "wow" you forever! The show was written and directed by Lior Kalfo who, despite his youth, has already received prestigious awards for his work in comedy. In 1995 he wrote and performed the sitcom "The Comedy Store" which has won many prizes.

Price: 550,- CZK

Programme: 8:00 pm (almost daily)

Venue: National Theater Blaník, Václavské náměstí 56, 110 00 Praha 1


Cultural Events 2013

Prague is one of the most beautiful city in Europe and thanks its location many of tourists come to visit it. Prague´s history and architecture have made it a jewel of European cities. Except historical monuments Prague offers rich cultural live. A lot of events are held in Prague every day, included many theater of opera performances, classical or modern music concerts, museums or galleries exhibitions, film festivals and interesting meetings.


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ONE WORLD
4.03. - 13.03.2013

The 15th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary film festival
Venue: Cinema Lucerna, Cinema Svetozor, Evald, Ponrepo, City Library, Theatre Archa, Atlas, French institute.


FEBIOFEST
Prague: 14.03. - 22.03.2013

International festival of films, television programmes and video – 20th year
Venue: Cinestar Andel


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HERVIS PRAGUE HALF MARATHON
06.04.2013

The world´s most international marathon, with two thirds of runners coming from 55 different countries. The Prague International Marathon Course is the seventh fastest and one of the most beautiful in the world.
Venue: Throughout Prague Centre


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PRAGUE EASTER MARKETS
16.03. - 07.04.2013

The Prague Easter Markets ate the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square run to over 100 stalls. A wide selection of hand crafted goods are on show, including wooden toys, crystal glasses, candles, jewelery, metal ware, intricate pieces of embroidery, puppets and dolls in regional costume dresses. The most common feature is the brightly coloured, hand-painted Easter eggs. Czech ladies, beautifully dressed in traditional costume, will personalize the Easter eggs, painting on your name or a special message.
Venue: Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square


BOOK WORLD PRAGUE
16.05. - 19.05.2013

International book trade fair – 19th year. The guest of honor will be Slovakia.
This year, the festival will be focused at: The diversity of poetry and Books you can't put down
Venue: Industrial Palace at Middle Hall (Prague 7)


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PRAGUE SPRING
12.05.-02.06.2013

The Prague Spring International Music Festival - 68th year is a permanent showcase for outstanding performing artist, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles of the world. Founded soon after World War II, Prague Spring quickly established itself as one of the continent´s major classical festivals. The offerings have expanded to take in contemporary groups in addition to the high-quality classical orchestras.
Venue: Rudolfinum, National Theater, Municipal House, State Opera, Theatre Archa, Prague Congress Center, Valdstein Garden, Academy of Music (Martinu Hall), Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Church of Simon and Jude, CNB Hall, Mercedes Forum Hall.



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KHAMORO 2013 – WORLD GYPSY FESTIVAL PRAGUE
26.05. - 01.06.2013

This festival will show Roma culture of the highest quality from the whole world (traditional music, classical music, gypsy jazz, films, theater, literature, dance, painting, photographs, expert workshops etc.).
Venue: Lucerna big hall, Roxy club, Globe Cafe, Jazz Club Reduta, FHS UK, Gallery Oliva, Little shop Romen, Polish Institute in Prague, Hungarian Cultural Institute.


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SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
June – September 2013

The Supreme Burgrave´s House at the Prague Castle plays host to a summer celebration of the work of William Shakespeare. The Czech Shakespeare Festival was first held in 1994, and also visits Brno, Ostrava and Bratislava.
Venue: Prague Castle


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PRAGUE WRITERS' FESTIVAL
13.04. - 18.04.2013

Prague Writers' Festival is significant literary-cultural events, that is coming to Prague every year. 2013 will be the 23th year of the festival. This makes the Prague Writer's Festival one of the oldest literary festivals in Europe—older even than those in Berlin and Edinburgh.
This year's theme will be “The birth of nations”.
The festival's program will be available on its website, www.pwf.cz, during the month of March.

Venue: New stage of National Theater

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Let's Dance Prague International Dance Festival
25. - 28.07.2013

Tanec Praha (literally „Dance Prague“) has been the city´s major dance festival since its inception in 1989. An exciting development in 2001 was the assumption of the newly-refurbished Ponec Theatre as the festival´s main venue, as well as the extension of events to other cities like Brno, Hradec Kralove or Olomouc.
Venue: Dance Center - Wenceslas square, Stepanska, Na Florenci


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PRAGUE AUTUMN FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

The Prague Autumn Festival ends the string of major European summer festivals in the same way that the Prague Spring Festival opened up the continent-wide artistic frenzy five months earlier. Although not as long established, Prague Autumn has, since 1991, rapidly gained a reputation for attracting the world´s great artists and ensembles.



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STRINGS OF AUTUMN
Fist concert 14.03.2013

Traditional classical music festival of jazz music, classical music and experimental music.
Venue: Rudolfinum, Czech Museum of Music, Estates Theater, Prague Cross, La Fabrica, Holesovice Traid Fare Palace



Important Periodical Cultural Events

January

February

  • SLOVAK THEATRE IN PRAGUE
    Festival of Slovak theatres

March

  • FEBIOFEST
    International festival of film, television programmes and video.
  • ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
    International film festival - documentary films on human rights

April

  • DAYS OF EUROPEAN FILM
    Festival of contemporary European films, especially from EU countries
  • MUSICA SACRA PRAGA
    Festival of sacral music

May

  • BOOK WORLD PRAGUE
    International book trade fair
  • KHAMORO
    International festival of gipsy culture
  • INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL OF FOLK SONGS

May - June

  • WORLD FESTIVAL OF PUPPET ART
  • PRAGUE SPRING
    International music festival

June

  • MUSICA ECUMENICA
  • SALSA FESTIVAL
  • PRAGUE WRITERS' FESTIVAL
    International meeting of writers

June - July

  • SUMMER OLD MUSIC FESTIVITIES
    International festival
  • DANCE PRAGUE
    International festival of contemporary dance art and motion theatre

July - August

  • ORGAN SUMMER
    International festival of organ concerts
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    annual international film festival held in Karlovy Vary

August - September

  • VERDI FESTIVAL
    Traditional festival of Verdi operas
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL IN KARLOVY VARY
    Annual film festival

September - October

  • PRAGUE AUTUMN
    International music festival

October

  • INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
  • FOUR + FOUR DAYS IN MOTION
    International festival of motion theatre

November

  • PRAGUE GERMAN-LANGUAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL
    Festival of theatre ensembles from Austria, Germany and Switzerland

December

  • BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ FESTIVAL

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