Cosi fan tutte
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
3 hours and 30 minutes
With an intermission
Recommended for all ages
In Italian with English and French surtitles
Highlights: Cosi fan tutte
Cosi fan tutte sees Mozart at his most impish. This opera buffa on the subject of fidelity sees its characters embroiled in many a misunderstanding, with uproarious results. It also showcases the cast’s impressive vocal talents, not least in the wonderful trio "Soave sia il vento", the aria "Come Scolio" and the quintet "Alla bella Despinetta".
Cyrille Dubois, Florian Sempey and Laurent Naouri can be relied upon for outstanding performances, under the musical direction of Emmanuelle Haïm and in a new staging by Laurent Pelly.
Story: Cosi fan tutte
In a tavern in Naples, old Don Alfonso is trying to convince two young officers that all women are unfaithful. To prove his point, Don Alfonso proposes a bet. The young men will pretend to go off to war, before disguising themselves as Albanians and trying to seduce each other’s lovers. Fiordiligi and Dorabella refuse the men’s advances at first but, at the encouragement of the servant Despina who has made a pact with Don Alfonso, they give in. Then when the wedding preparations begin, the officers suddenly return…
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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
How do I 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?
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 opera Cosi fan tutte lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes including one 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.