The State Opera Prague
The New German Theatre, German Opera, Theatre of May 5th, Smetana Theatre, and the State Opera Prague. Although it may seem that our capital city is abundant with many opera and theater halls, the mentioned names refer to a single building near the National Museum. Its beginnings are connected to the German community in Prague, who lacked a venue for performances in their native language. At their initiative, a design was created by a proven duo of Viennese architects who creatively combined various architectural styles. While the facade and exterior adhere to strict Neo-Renaissance forms, the interior spaces reflect the grandiose style of Neo-Rococo. The lavishly decorated interior is adorned with numerous golden details and is often considered the most beautiful of all Prague theaters.