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Over 550,000 spectators from all around the world have enjoyed the most successful version of W.A Mozart’s world-famous opera. Since June 1991 the play has been a regular launch of the Theatre’s repertoire. For 15 years the show has been presented at more than 40 world festivals. Nowadays it ranks among the supreme masterpieces of the Czech marionette artists’ skill. The play is a much-sought-after spectacle among visitors from all over the world. The show is seasoned with subtle wit and jocular undertone. It is comprehensible to all age groups, so it may be recommended as a theatre experience for whole families. The puppets are about a metre tall and they guide you throughout the whole story of this classical opera. In the end of the show a live actor appears on the stage as well. The libretto is in the Italian language, the play-back music was recorded by the Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra in the palace of Drottningholm, playing the classical Baroque instruments. The show is directed by an outstanding Czech director Karel Brožek, who, besides others, also stood at the cradle of the Laterna magika non-verbal theatre. The National Marionette Theatre, founded in June 1991 as a private theatre in Prague, Czech Republic. Its repertoire consists mainly of puppet-play adaptations of classical world operas such as “Don Giovanni” and “Magic Flute” by W.A.Mozart or “Orpheus and Eurydice” by Ch.W.Gluck. Its most renown opera “Don Giovanni” sees this year, marking the 250th anniversary of birth of W.A.Mozart, its jubilee 3,500th performance. Related photos

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