Concert operas and oratorios at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Concert operas and oratorios at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 17, 2025

Other languages with surtitles


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


Between 2 h and 4 h

With intermission


Opéras and Oratorios

For all audiences

In different languages, with English & French surtitles


The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées invites you on an extraordinary lyrical voyage for the 2024-2025 season, with a programme of concert operas and oratorios that promises unforgettable moments.


Immerse yourself in the world of great composers such as Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Rossini, Bach, Offenbach, Monteverdi, Weber, Pergolese and many others, and let yourself be transported by the beauty and power of classical music with internationally renowned artists.


A masterpiece of Mozart comedy, conducted by Emmanuel Minkowski and featuring a first-rate cast of vocalists...
A grandiose and spiritual work, performed by the Accentus Choir and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe...
A rare and sumptuous baroque opera, conducted by Hervé Niquet and with the participation of the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles...
A passionate and moving lyrical drama, conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli and featuring an exceptional vocal cast: Roberto Alagna, Ermonela Jaho and Fabio Bartolini…


These are just a few examples of the variety of events awaiting you in the sumptuous red and gold auditorium of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for this 2024-2025 season.


Make yourself comfortable, forget the cares and worries of everyday life and let yourself be transported by the voices and the music.
It's a great way to appreciate Baudelaire's line: “Here, all is luxurious, calm and full of pleasure”. (« Ici, tout n’est que luxe, calme et volupté »).


Tuesday, September 24th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian with French and English surtitles
With Ana Maria Labin (Fiordiligi), Angela Brower (Dorabella), James Ley (Ferrando), Leon Košavić (Guglielmo), Miriam Albano (Despina), Alexandre Duhamel (Don Alfonso) and Les Musicens du Louvre conducted by Marc Minkowski
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Così fan tutte
Duration approximately 3 hours


Friday, October 4th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Oratorio sung in Italian with French and English surtitles
With Emőke Baráth (Mary Magdalene), Elsa Benoit (An angel), Lucile Richardot (Mary, wife of Cleophas), Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Saint John the Apostle), Robert Gleadow (Lucifer), the Concert de La Loge and Julien Chauvin (violin and conductor)
Georg Friedrich Handel: La Resurrezione
Duration approximately 2 hours


Friday, October 18th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian, with French and English surtitles
With Riccardo Massi (André Chénier), Anna Pirozzi (Maddalena di Coigny), Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Carlo Gérard), Sophie Pondjiclis (La Comtesse di Coigny / Madelon), Thandiswa Mpongwana (Bersi) and the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Lyon, Chœurs de l'Opéra National de Lyon conducted by Daniele Rustioni
Unberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier
Duration approximately 2 hours


Thursday, November 7th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in French with French surtitles
With Cyrille Dubois (Le Comte Ory), Sara Blanch (La Comtesse Adèle), Ambroisine Bré (Isolier), Monica Bacelli (Ragonde), Nicola Ulivieri (Le Gouverneur), Sergio Villegas-Galvain (Raimbaud), Marielou Jacquard (Alice) conducted by Patrick Lange, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris and the Rouen Chamber Choir conducted by Frédéric Pineau.
Gioachino Rossini: Le Comte Ory
Duration approximately 2 h 50 min


Saturday, November 16th, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.
With Guy Cutting (The Evangelist), Matthias Winckhler (Christ), Tobias Berndt (Pilate), Miriam Feuersinger, Lucy De Butts (sopranos), Alex Potter, Tobias Knaus (countertenors), Christoph Pfaller (tenor), Martin Schicketanz (baritone), the Gaechinger Cantorey Choir and Orchestra conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion
Duration approximately 2 h 45 min


Monday, December 16th, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian with French surtitles
With Catherine Trottmann (Poppea), Ray Chenez (Nero), Victoire Bunel (Octavia / La Vertu), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (Othon), Adrien Mathonat (Sénèque / Le Consul), Paul Figuier (Arnalta / La Nourrice / Un familier), Maïlys de Villoutreys (Fortune / Drusilla / La demoiselle), Camille Poul (Amour / Un valet), Sebastian Monti (Lucain / Un soldat / Un familier), Thibault Givaja (Un affranchi / Un soldat), Yannis François (Le licteur / Un familier / Mercure) and the Banquet Céleste.
Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea
Duration approximately 2 h 45 min


Saturday, January 18th, 2025 at 8:00 p.m.
With Lauranne Oliva (soprano), Eva Zaïcik (mezzo-soprano) and Le Poème Harmonique conducted by Vincent Dumestre
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
and other works


Monday, January 20th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian with French and English surtitles
With Florian Sempey (Don Giovanni), Ana Maria Labin (Donna Anna), Léo Vermot-Desroches (Don Ottavio), Marion Lebègue (Donna Elvira), Edwin Fardini (Leporello), Catherine Trottmann (Zerlina), Louis Morvan (Le Commandeur / Masetto), Les Ambassadeurs~La Grande Ecurie Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Alexis Kossenko
Wolgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni
Duration approximately 3 hours


Friday, February 14th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m. ★ Valentine's Day Concert in Paris ★
Concert opera sung in French with French and English surtitles
With Mathias Vidal (Persée), Déborah Cachet (Andromède), Hélène Carpentier (Mérope), Thomas Dolié (Phinée), Véronique Gens (Cassiope), Matthieu Lécroart (Céphée), Reinoud Van Mechelen (Mercure), David Tricou (Mégathyme / First Ethiopian / Euryale), David Witczak (Phronime / Second Ethiopian / A Cyclops / Medusa / Triton / The High Priest), Alexandre Baldo (Troisième Ethiopien / Une divinité infernale / Sténone / Idas), Olivia Doray (La Vertu / Hymen), Marine Lafdal-Franc (La Fortune / Une nymphe guerrière / Vénus / L'Amour), the Orchestre et Chœur Le Concert Spirituel conducted by Hervé Niquet and the Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles conducted by Fabien Armengaud.
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Persée
Duration approximately 3 hours


Wednesday, April 9th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
With Werner Güra (The Evangelist), Louis Morvan (Jesus), Julie Roset (soprano), Giuseppina Bridelli (alto), Fabien Hyon (tenor), Thomas Dolié (baritone), the Orchestre National d'Auvergne conducted by Enrico Onofri and the NFM Warsaw Choir conducted by Lionel Sow.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion
Duration approximately 2 h 45 min


Wednesday, April 30th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in German with French and English surtitles
With Charles Castronovo (Max), Golda Schultz (Agathe), Kyle Ketelsen (Kaspar / Samiel), Nikola Hillebrand (Ännchen), Jongmin Park (Kuno / The Hermit), Milan Siljanov (Kilian), Sebastian Wartig (Ottokar), the Kammerakademie Potsdam RIAS Kammerchor conducted by Antonello Manacorda
Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz
Duration approximately 2 h 30 min


Friday, May 23rd, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Oratorio sung in English with French and Engish surtitles
With Sophie Junker (Deborah), Jakub Józef Orliński (Barak), Sophia Patsi (Sisera), Wolf Matthias Friedrich (Abinoam), the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir conducted by Ton Koopman
Georg Friedrich Haendel: Deborah
Duration approximately 3 h 10 min


Sunday, May 25th, 2025 at 5:00 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian with French and English surtitles
With Sergey Romanovsky (Mitridate), Jessica Pratt (Aspasia), Olga Bezsmertna (Sifare), Rose Naggar-Tremblay (Farnace), Maria Kokareva (Ismene), Alasdair Kent (Marzio), Nina van Essen (Arbate), Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mitridate, re di Ponte
Duration approximately 3 h 30 min


Tuesday, June 17th, 2025 at 7:30 p.m.
Concert opera sung in Italian with French and English surtitles
With Karine Deshayes (Semiramide), Franco Fagioli (Arsace), Giorgi Manoshvili (Assur), Alasdair Kent (Idreno), Mara Gaudenzi (Azema), Antonio Di Matteo (Oroe), the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen Normandie conducted by Valentina Peleggi, the Accentus Chorus / Opéra de Rouen Normandie conducted by Vito Lombardi
Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide
Duration approximately 3 hours



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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the 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. 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1,905
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


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

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by:
Metro: Line 1 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt), line 9 (station Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau)
RER: Line C (station Pont de l’Alma)
Address: 15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
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 invite you to arrive 20 minutes before the beginning of the oratorios and concert operas, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.
The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance of Elektra begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.
Those who arrive later will have to wait for the interval (if there is one), watching the broadcast of the performance on screens located around the perimeter of the Orchestra, in order to get back to their seats.

How long do the concert operas and oratorios last?

The performances at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées last between 2 hours and 4 hours depending on the programme, with intermission.

Are concert operas and oratorios for an international audience or for French speakers?

The concert operas and oratorios at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées are for everyone! The performances will be sung in their original version, usually with surtitles in French and English. More information on each performance, such as language and surtitling availability, will be indicated in the programme on this page.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for the concert operas and oratorios at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.
Please note that 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.
If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles* properly?

At Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, there are a maximum of four categories available for the concert operas and oratorios. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium, i.e. in the shape of a horseshoe. The surtitles are projected 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.
*Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the text is projected on the sides of the auditorium.

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

There is no specific dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.