What’s Happening: March

Events — By Jacy Meyer on March 2, 2011 at 4:55 am

As spring inches slowly closer, Prague starts to come alive with festivals and events. Here are three recommendations for March, and don’t forget to visit Prague Local Flavor regularly, as we share more events throughout the month.

Opera 2011: The 10th annual Festival of Music Theater is in Prague through March 14. This is the country’s largest opera festival and the only event presenting the best productions of all the national opera ensembles. Tickets can be purchase through TicketPro or at the National Theatre’s box office.

March 2 at the Estates Theatre: The Tales of Hoffmann performed by the North Bohemian Theater of Opera and the Ballet Ústi nad Labem.

March 3 at the Estates Theatre: Otello performed by the Southern Bohemia Theatre

March 4 at the Estates Theatre: Werther performed by the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre

March 8 at the Estates Theatre: Samson and Dalila performed by the Silesian Theatre

March 10 at the Estates Theatre: Edgar performed by F.X. Šalda Theatre

March 14 at Divadlo Hybernia: The Apothecary performed by National Theatre Brno

March 15 at the State Opera House: La Traviata performed by the State Opera Prague

Plastic People of the Universe: To experience some true throwback Czech music, make it to this concert on March 6 at Palac Akropolis. The Plastic People were a legendary underground band in the 70s, and due to their “subversion,” regularly thrown in jail and banned from performing.

National Technical Museum: After being closed for a lengthy 4-year reconstruction the National Technical Museum has re-opened, better then ever. A variety of new exhibits and new spaces for their existing collection has given the once-stuffy museum a fresh feel. The oldies but goodies are still there (the big room full of planes and cars is a hit with boys) and there are a variety of new exhibits – the one on architecture is particularly good.

Photos courtesy of Opera 2011, Plastic People of the Universe and the National Technical Museum

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