Concert Operas at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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


Between 2 and 3 hours

With intermission



For all audiences

Surtitled in French and English



Highlights: Concert Operas at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

A truly breathtaking 2023 season is in store for you at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. This fabled theatre, which is impossible to miss at 15 Avenue Montaigne, throws open its doors to invite us into a world of musical excellence, featuring timeless works by a procession of legendary composers! Contemporary talents take to the stage to deliver the works of none other than Donizetti, Handel, Wagner, Monteverdi, and Louise Bertin (one of the few female French composers of the 19th century). History’s finest musical works and well-known arias come alive on stage – the scores of selected operas are laid bare, without their accompanying dramatic performances, to allow you to fully appreciate the brilliance of these pieces.</p>

Story: Concert Operas at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Donizetti's teasing Fille du régiment, Wagner's bubbling Flying Dutchman, Louise Bertin's little-known Fausto, and Massenet's medieval fairy tale Grisélidis are all welcomed to the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for a series of stunning concerts, in which these operas are stripped bare and spectators are invited to enjoy their spectacular scores, without the accompanying performance. We won’t tell you too much – but perhaps the singers will help you choose! Here are a few names: Dame Felicity Lott in La Fille du régiment, James Rutherford in The Flying Dutchman, Rihab Chaieb in Le Couronnement de Poppée, Karine Deshayes in Fausto... but we don't want to tell you everything. We'll let you discover these operatic concerts for yourself! Opera and orchestra fans alike, don’t pass up this chance!



Concert programme



Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Grisélidis by Jules Massenet (1891)

Lyrical tale in a prologue and three acts 

With Vannina Santoni (Grisélidis), Frédéric Antoun (Alain), Thomas Dolié (Le Marquis), Tassis Christoyannis (Le Diable), Antoinette Dennefeld (Fiamina), Adèle Charvet (Bertrade), Thibault de Damas (Le Prieur), Adrien Fournaison (Gondebaud), with the Chœur et Orchestre de l’Opéra National Montpellier Occitanie under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

Opera sung in French, surtitled in French and English.


Art Deco Theatre
Elegant Art Deco architecture with some classic elements, as well as world-class performers from different countries, make this one of Paris' top venues.
Rewarding experience
Beautiful place, in and out. Recital was exceptional. Very pleasant experience. User friendly free program.
Lovely theatre
"A classical music venue close to the Champs Elysees which is directly bookable on line the day of the performance." "A great night out too!"

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. 

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 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 should I do when I arrive at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We invite you to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of concert opéras, and present your voucher at the front desk. Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’ English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long do the concert operas last at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Concert operas last between approximately 2h 30 min and 3h, with intermission.

Can I take photos during the concert operas?

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 the concert operas. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to remember your night out!

Are opera concerts at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! Théâtre des Champs-Élysées welcomes spectators from all over the world. These operas are sung in their original language, and surtitled in both French and English.

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

There are a maximum of four categories available. At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the surtitles are projected above and on the side of the stage and are visible from all seats, with the exception of those in the 4th category.

Does Théâtre des Champs-Élysées have a specific dress code?

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

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

At the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, you can leave your belongings in the cloakrooms located on different levels of the theatre (fee payable). Travelling bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Is tipping customary at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate a small tip of between €2 and €5, which you can give them when they’ve shown you to your seat.
Fun fact: the French word for “tip” is “pourboire”, which literally translates to “to have a drink”.

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

In the event of a delay, spectators will be allowed entrance to the theatre, but seating in the purchased category is not guaranteed.