Ballet Preljocaj : Winter Journey (Die Winterreise)

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until January 30, 2022

No dialogue

Location

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats

Duration

1 hour and 10 minutes

Without intermission


Details

Contemporary dance

Recommended for all ages

Without dialogue


Highlights

In the majestic Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj and his company present four performances of his stunning ballet, first staged in 2019 to the timeless music of Schubert.

Story

Angelin Preljocaj gives us yet more proof of his immense talent and creativity with the choreography of Winterreise (to use the German title). Winter Journey is a collection of 24 lieder composed by Franz Schubert just a year before his death, based on the poetry of Wilhelm Müller.

Across 24 vivid tableaux, the dancers’ bodies awaken and transform in the darkness of a night glinting with black snow, as they make their journey towards the warm glow of the dawn. Preljocaj’s team of 12 dancers breathe new life into Schubert’s melodies, which are performed superbly by baritone Thomas Tatzl and pianist James Vaughan.

 

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Hosting one of the most lavishing concert halls in all of Paris, Champs- Élysées is the true definition of architectural beauty with its historic foundation. Inaugurated in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of three auditoriums: Théâtre des Champs- Élysées, The Comédie des Champs- Élysées, Studio des Champs- Élysées, and a restaurant. The main theatre which has 1905 seats is Italian styled originally constructed to host guests visiting the theatre to watch opera shows and concerts. This was the first theatre in Paris to be built completely from reinforced concrete instead of steel.

 

Over the years the famed theatre has hosted many recognized artists such as the beautiful cabaret dancer Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Stravinsky, Richard Strauss and many other entertainers from our cherished olden day era. In 2005 the main room in the theatre was renovated in order to improve the acoustics, it is confirmed that during a show the sounds are very clear, almost as if you were up close to the stage. Théâtre des Champs- Élysées is one of the most frequently visited monuments in Paris, on an annual basis more than 300,000 people attend programs from contemporary dance and ballet recitals to orchestras, operas, and other concerts. Carrying a number of diverse performances of different genres, the theatre attracts audience members of all ages. 

 

Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

FAQ

How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theatre is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theatre is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theatre is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.

How long does the show last?

The ballet Voyage d'hiver lasts 1 hour and 10 minutes without interval.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip an usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.