Franco Fagioli Recital at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Franco Fagioli Recital 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


1 h 30 min

With intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue

Highlights: Franco Fagioli Recital at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Fabulous: A word that only begins to describe the vocal flexibility and talent of Franco Fagioli.
His vocal range, impressive virtuosity, and dramatic interpretation are some of the few reasons his name has become known in the industry. More precisely, thanks to his effortlessly transitions from contralto to soprano, he excels in the Baroque repertoire, both on stage and in recordings.


For this recital, he has chosen to temporarily set aside Handel and Vivaldi and concentrate on Mozart's early works composed for the triumphant castrati of 18th-century Italy. This is the case with Mitridate Re di Ponto, which premiered in Milan in 1770, when Mozart was only fourteen, and which included three castrati among its performers. Other operas in Mozart's opera seria style, such as Lucio Silla (Milan 1772), La Finta Giardiniera (Munich 1775), and La Clemenza di Tito (Prague 1791), also explored this vocal range. The castrato Venanzio Rauzzini, one of the last great representatives of the castrati, even premiered Mozart’s motet, "Exsultate Jubilate" dedicated to him in Milan in 1773.


Accompanying Franco Fagioli will be nothing less than Kammerorchester Basel conducted by violinist Baptiste Lopez.

Story: Franco Fagioli Recital at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

On the programme for this fabulous recital:

Kraus: Overture to Olympie
Mozart: “Se l'augellin sen fugge”, aria from La Finta Giardiniera
Kraus: Symphony in C major 'violin obligato' (Andante)
Mozart: “Ah se a morir mi chiama”, aria from Lucio Silla
Kraus: Overture to Proserpin
Mozart: “Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio”, “Deh, per questo istante”, arias from The Clemency of Titus, Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, Motet for Soprano, Orchestra, and Organ


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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 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 Franco Fagioli’s recital, 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 Franco Fagioli’s Recital?

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 show. However, you are welcome to take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does Franco Fagioli’s recital last?

Franco Fagioli’s recital at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 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 Franco Fagioli’s recital for an international audience or French speakers?

Both of them! The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées welcomes audiences from all over the world. This recital is sung in Italian or Latin without surtitles. Since music and opera is a universal language, just let yourself be dazzled by the arias and Franco Fagioli's countertenor voice.

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

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

Is tipping customary at 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.