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Stavovske Divadlo - Estates Theater Stage
Prague

This is the famous Stavovske Divadlo, or Estates Theater, where Don Giovanni premiered in October 1787. Parts of the film Amadeus were also shot here. The theater at that time was in a state of total neglect and it was quite lucky that they didn't accidentally burn the whole place down.

You can read more about Stavovske Divadlo on Wikipedia.

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