Praha: Státní Opera

Country: Czech Republic (Ceská Republika)
City: Praha (Prag)
Location: Legerova 75, Nové Mesto

Built 1886-1887 as "Neues Deutsches Theater" [New German Theatre] for "Deutscher Theaterverein"by Ferdinand Fellner & Hermann Helmer at the site of the demolished wooden "Neustädter Sommertheater" (1859-1886). Opened 5 January 1888 with Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". Partially destroyed by bombs in 1945. Subsequently rebuilt and re-opened as "Smetavono divadlo" in honour of the Czech composer, Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) in 1949. 1968-1973 major renovation of the auditorium, complete modernization of the technical equipment, extension by a new administrative building. 1980-1981 modernization of the stage, renovation of the auditorium. Renamed "Státní Opera" [State Opera] on 1 April 1992. Originally ca. 2200, today 1046 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Nikolaus von Reznicek: Donna Diana (16 Dec 1894)
  • Eugen d'Albert: Tiefland (15 Nov 1903)
  • Arnold Schönberg: Erwartung (6 June 1924)
  • Eduard Künneke: Der Tenor der Herzogin (8 Feb 1930)
  • Ernst Krenek: Karl V. (15 June 1938)
  • Bohuslav Martinu: Mirandolina (17 May 1959)

Link: www.opera.cz

[Praha: Statni Opera] Front Text: "Prag, Das neue Deutsche Theater"
Publisher: Kunstverlagsanstalt Paul Fink, Chemnitz; Künsterpostkarte Serie G. G. No. 1057
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Praha: Statni Opera] Front Text: "Prag, Das neue Deutsche Theater"
Handwritten Front Text: dated 22 April 1900
Publisher: Ans.-Karten-Verlag, Prag, Langeg. 31; Serie 21
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Turkey [without stamp or postmark]

[Praha: Statni Opera] Reverse Text: "Prag, Deutsches Theater - Praha, Nemecké divadlo"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Smirschitz to Ceské Skolice, 1942

[Praha: Statni Opera] Front Text: "Neues Deutsches Theater in Prag"
Publisher: KdF-Sammlergruppen
Size: Modern
Not sent. [First Day Postmark: "Brünn 1, Tag der Briefmarke, 10.1.1943"]

[Praha: Statni Opera] Front Text: "Smetanovo divadlo - N[arodní] D[ivadlo] 1883-1983"
Reverse Text: "Praha - Smetanovo divadlo, puvodne Nové nemecké divadlo. Provoz byl zahájen v r. 1888. Od r. 1945 Divadlo 5. kvetna. Od r. 1948 je treti scénou Národniho divadla, na Semtanovo divadlo prejmenováno v r. 1949"
Publisher: Press-Foto, Praha
Size: Modern
Sent: from Karlovy Vary to München (Germany), 1986

[Praha: Statni Opera] Reverse Text: "Státní Opera Praha - Intendant: Daniel Dvorak"
Publisher: Státní opera Praha
Size: Modern
Sent: from Praha to Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany), 2001

[Praha: Statni Opera] Picture: Auditorium
Reverse Text: "Státní Opera Praha - Intendant: Daniel Dvorak"
Publisher: Státní opera Praha
Size: Modern
Sent: from Praha to Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany), 2001

[Praha: Statni Opera] Front Text: "Prag Prague Praha Praga Praga"
Reverse Text: "Neorenesancní budova, Státní opery a interiér - The Neo-Renaissance building of the State Opera. The interior of the State Opera"
Publisher: Vráji
Size: Modern
Not sent.


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