Faust at Opéra Comique

Faust opera comique paris
Opéra Comique

Until July 1, 2025

French surtitled in English (See the page)


Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats


3 hours

With intermission



For all audiences

In French with English and French surtitles

Highlights: Faust

A story of vanity as old as time itself deserves a formidable ensemble of modern talents to do it justice. Conductor Louis Langrée, director Denis Podalydès, set designer Éric Ruf, and costume designer Christian Lacroix, just to name a few, are joining forces to make this incredible and historical production a veritable feast for the eyes.

Luckily for you, the beauty of this production goes beyond mere visuals — on the vocal front, tenor Julien Dran lends his voice to the erudite Doctor Faust, baritone Jérôme Boutillier to Méphistophélès, soprano Vannina Santoni to Marguerite, baritone Lionel Lhote to Valentin, Juliette Mey to Siebel, mezzo-soprano Marie Lenormand to Dame Marthe, and baritone Anas Séguin to Wagner.


It’s clear — all the planets have aligned to bring you an amazing rendition of the one and only Faust at the Opéra Comique this season!


An opera in five acts composed by Charles Gounod, this 1859 piece is one of the world's most beloved operas, inciting a slew of artistic adaptations over the years. Inspired by the legend of Faust, it tells the story of a wretched man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth and love.


Gounod's Faust is distinguished from its adjacent adaptations by its melodic beauty and ease of access. The work is punctuated by famous arias such as “L'air des bijoux”, “Le duo des fleurs”, and “Cavatine de Faust”, which have become veritable staples of the classical repertoire — you’re bound to recognise at least one of Gounod’s scintillating melodies.


Discover why this opera has received enduring success for well over a century. Thought-provoking didacticism, sublime scores, and unforgettable characters await you at the Opéra Comique!



See details for our premium option below!

Premium Experience

Would you like a little more than just a ticket to the show? To make your experience unforgettable, you can choose to extend the evening with an evening concert after the opera has finished. This is given by artists from the production or the Academy on the theme of the opera being performed. It lasts approximately 50 minutes. You are invited to select the night concert option when booking.


An evening concert is available on the following date:

Sunday, June 29th, 2025

Synopsis of Faust

From June 21st to July 1st, 2025, the stage of Opéra Comique welcomes a true star of the classical operatic repertoire. If you’re unfamiliar with this tale, allow us to familiarise you with it…


The scene is set with a flawed protagonist, the titular Faust. An old man consumed by despair and dissatisfied by his life, his fate is sealed when he makes a pact with Mephistopheles, the devil. In the ultimate act of self-preservation, he sells away his own soul in exchange for eternal youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite.


Fascinated by Marguerite's beauty and invigorated by his newfound vitality, Faust seduces the young woman and persuades her to run away with him. But their happiness is short-lived, as Mephistopheles reminds Faust of the terms of their contract, and drags Marguerite down to hell.


Riddled with guilt, Faust tries to save Marguerite from damnation, but to no avail. Sentenced to death, she is finally saved by an angel thanks to her faith and repentance. However, Faust is not granted such a happy ending… for his sins, he is condemned to wander the earth forever, haunted by his remorse and deprived of redemption.


Faust is a beautiful exploration of the universal themes of temptation, power, and redemption, sublimated by Gounod’s spellbinding music and grandiose staging courtesy of the awe-inspiring Opéra Comique.


New life is breathed into a classic opera… for a dose of existential exploration, don’t miss Faust this opera season!


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Opéra Comique

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Opéra Comique

If you take a walk in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, you will be delighted to discover in the small, quaint Place Boieldieu, a superb building of beautiful proportions topped by six caryatids: the Opéra Comique, a theatre house in Paris, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015. You will be surprised to learn that this gold and red auditorium, also known as Salle Favart, is considered the first modern theatre in France because it was the first to be designed with fully electric equipment for both public and stage lighting.

That doesn’t rest as the only surprise… Despite its name, the Opéra Comique doesn’t only perform comic operas, a particular kind of musical show that mixes sung arias with spoken theatre (the ancestor of the musical), but a wide range of operas as well! It was in this venue that works that are now internationally known were created, such as Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, Delibes's Lakmé, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande... but also Massenet's Manon and Bizet's Carmen! This hall has welcomed the finest composers and never ceased to welcome works from the contemporary repertoire. Viva la musica! Viva l'opera!

Fast facts
Capacity: 1200
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to the Opéra Comique in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris?

The Opéra Comique is accessible by:
Metro: Line 3 (stations Opéra and Quatre Septembre), line 7 (station Opéra), line 8 (station Grands Boulevards), line 9 (station Grand Boulevard)
RER: Line A (station Auber)
Address: 1 place Boieldieu, 75002 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 Opéra Comique?

We invite you to arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of Faust, and present your voucher at the front desk. Opéra Comique’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does the opera, Faust, last?

The opera Faust at Opéra Comique lasts approximately 3 hours, with no intermission.

Is Faust for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Opéra Comique has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for many years. The opera, Faust, is sung in its original French version. Surtitles are provided in both French and English so that international audiences can appreciate this opera in this incredible Parisian venue.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

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

Is there a dress code at Opéra Comique?

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