The Venue's History in few words …
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Besides the legendary Stavovské divadlo and the patriotic monument which is the Národní divadlo, there also exists a Prague State Opera, the Státní Opera, that dates back to 1888.
For in light of the success of the National Theatre, the amateurs of the German lyrical repertoire gathered the funds necessary for the construction of a New German Theatre, inaugurated that year. This institution replaced the Royal Theatre, which had hitherto proposed the German repertoire.
Angelo Neumann, the Vienna Opera's famous baritone who had become director of the Leipzig company, look over the artistic management of the house, where he billed Wagner and hired Gustav Mahler as conductor, Contemporary opera thus occupied a large place in the programming, continuing to do so under Zemlinsky's direction (1911-1927). In 1924, for example, Schoenberg's ERWARTUNG was premiered here. Georg Szell perpetuated this tradition, brutally interrupted in 1938. The theatre reopened in 1945, and was rebaptized the Smetana Theatre in 1949 when the company fused with that of the National Theatre. This illustrions house didn't regain its indépendance until 1992, when it was called the Prague State Opera.
Foreign conductors and stage directors now caollaborate with Czech artists to stage the innovative productions that have established the Státní Opera's reputation as one of Europe's most dynamic opera homes.