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The Magic Flute at the Estates Theatre

A rather busy production sees an inebriated Mozart entering his own work The Magic Flute  (Die Zauberflöte) By W.A. Mozart When: Feb 15, 27; March 11, April 3, and June 16 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 15 also at 2 p.m.; May 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Estates Theatre www.narodni-divadlo.cz The stage director, Vladimír Morávek, has taken a… Keep Reading

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark premieres in Prague

Exclusive look behind the scenes of a European opera premiere We would like to cordially invite you to an exclusive Premiere Special designed to provide you with an extensive insight of the making of the opera “Hamlet – Prince of Denmark” to be performed for the first time ever on European soil this upcoming May.… Keep Reading

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Opera: The Magic Flute returns to the Estates Theatre

Mozart’s final opera will be in the original German with a new staging The intriguing story of The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), one of Mozart’s most loved works, will be retold by innovative Czech director Vladimír Morávek and staged in a fantastical world of collages by designer Miroslav Huptych. The premiere, musically prepared by Jaroslav… Keep Reading

Hilton Hotel New Year Celebration in Prague
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Where to spend New Year’s Eve in Prague

Ring in the new year with anything from a DJ dance party to a seven-course dinner The one night a year that virtually everybody celebrates is New Year’s Eve. Prague oddly has its official fireworks display on Jan. 1 at 6 p.m., but many areas of the city are filled with amateur displays, and some… Keep Reading

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Christmas across Europe

Different meals and even different days, but the feeling is the same Although Christmas traditions in Europe have certain aspects in common, such as spending time with family on Christmas Eve, different countries have their own specific customs. Celebrations on the European continent have deep roots in history, and some of them originated from ancient… Keep Reading

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New Year’s Eve burlesque show at Royal

Special guests and surprises are planned for the Prague Burlesque Silvester New Year’s Eve parties can be a bit dull, frankly. If some decent entertainment isn’t planned, people can be nervously checking their watches for midnight. Theater Cinema Cafe Royal When: Dec. 31, doors open at 9 p.m. Where: Theatre Cinema Cafe Royal, Vinohradska 48,… Keep Reading

Czech Republic back in Eurovision
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Czech Republic back in Eurovision

The country scored poorly in three previous attempts to win the song contest The Czech Republic will participate in the Eurovision 2015 song contest, after an absence of five years, the contest organizers announced. “We are very excited to have Czech Republic return to the Eurovision Song Contest after five years of absence, making the… Keep Reading

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Review: Into the Woods

Big musical fits nicely into a small stage In the run-up to a big budget, all-star film of Into the Woods, scheduled for the holidays, the 1986 Sondheim musical has been seeing a flurry of renewed interest. This has led, more or less, to the first production in the Czech Republic. Into the Woods When:… Keep Reading

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Book review: Gottland

Polish book about Czechness is finally available in English On the pages of Gottland: Mostly True Stories From Half of Czechoslovakia, a renowned Polish journalist, Mariusz Szczygiel, makes a trip to what is now called the Czech Republic and takes a closer look at how the 20th century treated the little Czech nation. Gottland: Mostly… Keep Reading

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Miss Czech Slovak America named in Big Apple

Annual beauty pageant took place in NYC’s Bohemian National Hall The grand finale of the Miss Czech Slovak America 2014 competition took place Oct. 25 at the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall in New York City. The main title of Czech Slovak America and winner’s tiara went to 28-year-old Martina Veselá from New… Keep Reading

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