Gaëlle Arquez Recital - L'Amour du chant

Internationally renowned French mezzo-soprano
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Opéra Comique

Until February 9, 2025

No dialogue


Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats


1 hour

No intermission



For all audiences

No dialogue


There is something about a live performance that transcends temporality in its execution. Allow the melodies to envelop your body and spirit as musical excellence is conducted before your very eyes…
Such an immersive experience is offered to you at the Opéra Comique with this staging of L’Amour du chant, op. 4, as performed by the great French mezzo-soprano Gaëlle Arquez.


A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Arquez quickly made a name for herself on the great international stages, playing roles as varied as Carmen from Werther and Octavie from Louise.


Blessed with a warm and velvety tone that sets her apart from other vocalists, she excels in her interpretations of the Baroque and Bel Canto repertoire, but her talents also often extend to covers of contemporary music. Her magnetic stage presence and artistic sensitivity enables her to captivate audiences and touch the hearts of those who hear her.


A long-standing recipient of both public and critical acclaim, Arquez was named “Révélation lyrique” at the Victoires de la musique awards in 2011. Now, she remains a key figure on the opera scene, a veritable ambassador for French music. Through her performances, she defends the repertoire with great fervour and contributes to its international renown.
It is in this capacity that we will hear her in this superb recital devoted to Berlioz's Nuits d'été: six songs composed by the great composer, based on poems of solitude and love by Théophile Gautier. Arquez is accompanied on piano by Susan Manoff, a specialist in French mélodie and a true master of musicality.


Generally considered to be a masterpiece of French melody, this rendition of Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été will captivate you with it’s beauty and profound expressivity. Among the best-known melodies are “Villanelle”, “Sur les lagunes”, and “Au cimetière”, each expressing a different state of mind and the most revealing depths of intimate emotions.


This powerful duo make for a luxurious summer's evening of musical greatness!


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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 Grands Boulevards)
RER: Line A (station Auber)
Address: 1 place Boieldieu, 75002 Paris
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What do I do when I get to Opéra Comique?

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

How long does Gaëlle Arquez’s recital last?

Gaëlle Arquez’s recital at Opéra Comique lasts approximately 1 hour, with no intermission.

Is Gaëlle Arquez’s recital for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Opéra Comique welcomes audiences from all over the world! Music is a universal language, therefore Gaëlle Arquez’s recital is accessible to anyone from any corner of the world.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for Gaëlle Arquez’s recital. However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
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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.