Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles

Starring Xabier Anduaga
Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles theatre des champs elysees paris tickets
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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French surtitled in English (See the page)

Location

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

Duration

2 h 10 min

With intermission


Details

Concert opera

For all audiences

In French with French and English surtitles


Highlights: Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles

Would you like to take a trip from the comfort of an auditorium dressed in red and gold?
Then head to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to hear Georges Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles in concert version.

 

First performed in 1863, this opera in three acts plunges us into the heart of a community of fishermen living in a village in Sri Lanka. The plot centres on a complex love story between Leïla, a priestess, and two childhood friends, Nadir and Zurga.
Giving impressions of tropical landscapes with a mystical atmosphere, the music seeks to highlight the traditions and culture of Sri Lanka.

 

Rich and expressive, this Les pêcheurs de perles captivates with its melodies and lyrical passages full of emotion. When listening to Nadir's aria, “Je crois entendre encore”, sung by Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga, you are sure to feel the deepest of emotions and understand the powerful journey he is going through.

Story: Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles

In Georges Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles, two childhood friends, Nadir and Zurga, fall in love with Leïla, a priestess. Their friendship is put to the test when Nadir violates his oath of loyalty to Leïla. Love and rivalry lead to conflict, threatening the harmony of the community. In the end, Zurga sacrifices his love for Leïla in order to preserve his friendship with Nadir. Unfortunately, the betrayal is revealed, and the fishermen condemn Leïla to death. In a gesture of redemption, Zurga saves Leïla and allows the lovers to escape, but he is condemned to perish in the flames.

 

Bizet’s musical themes set the mood for a magnificent French opera in the famous Les pêcheurs de perles.

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées


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 on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising 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 and 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. 

 

Quick facts:

Capacity: 1,905

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Air conditioning: No

FAQ

How do I get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées can be reached by metro lines 1 and 9 at the metro stations Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau.
RER subway lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by RER C which runs to the station Pont de l’Alma.
Bus lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by the bus lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92, which stop at the stations Pierre Charron - François 1ᵉʳ and George V.

In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at least 15 minutes before the start of Les pêcheurs de perles, though the theatre doors will open 30 minutes before the performance, except in exceptional circumstances. Show your ticket at the reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during Les pêcheurs de perles?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of Les pêcheurs de perles. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does Les pêcheurs de perles last?

Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet lasts approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, with intermission.

Is there a dress code at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

No, there is no particular dress code. However, it is always recommended to wear proper attire. Parisians typically attend a concert after work and will wear business casual-style clothing.

Is Les pêcheurs de perles for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 30 years. This opera performance is sung in its original French version, with surtitles in both French and English, provided for audiences to appreciate this piece in one of France’s most iconic venues.

Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles for Les pêcheurs de perles properly?

There are a maximum of four categories available for Les pêcheurs de perles. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium (i.e. in the shape of a horseshoe), and surtitles are on both sides of the stage. Seats in categories 1, 2, and 3 give a good view of the stage and the surtitles. Category 4, on the other hand, offers reduced visibility.

Is there a coat check available at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has two cloakrooms located on the following floors: the Orchestra level and the first Balcony level. There is a €2 charge for this service. Large bags, suitcases, and musical instruments are not allowed inside the theatre.

Is tipping customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Tips are not accepted at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

This depends on the delay. The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.

Those who arrive later will be allowed to watch the performance from the screens located outside of the auditorium, around the perimeter of the Orchestra and will be allowed to their seats during the intermission (if there is one).

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.

 

For shows at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the seats are assigned in odd numbers or even numbers. Therefore, if your tickets are consecutive odd numbers or even numbers (For example: 1, 3, 5…), they will be adjacent.