National Theatre commemorates 125 years since re-opening

18-11-2008

The National Theatre in Prague commemorated on Tuesday the 125th anniversary of its re-opening in 1883, two years after it was devastated by fire. The anniversary was commemorated by the opera The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana and a performance by the choir Hlahol, an ensemble with a long tradition which also re-opened the theatre in 1883. The occasion was also be marked by the unveiling of a reconstructed three-horse chariot statue on the building’s front.