Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
Between 1 h 30 min and 2 hours
For all audiences
Highlights: Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Internationally renowned orchestras, such as Les Siècles, the Wiener Philharmoniker the Staatskapelle Dresden, and the Ensemble Consuelo will grace the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in a series of unique concerts. They will revisit the greatest works of the symphonic repertoire featuring compositions by Mozart, Brahms, Dvořák, Reger, Mahler, Ravel, Weber, Wagner, Strauss, and more.
Story: Guest Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Guided by the batons of esteemed conductors such as François-Xavier Roth, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Jakub Hrusa, and Christian Thielemann, distinguished European orchestras will unveil sumptuous scores by classical and contemporary maestros, including Weber, Wagner, Strauss, Berg, Nante, and Schoenberg. They will be accompanied by exceptional soloists such as Igor Lewit (piano), Chouchane Siranossian (violin), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), Anfrew Staples (tenor), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano), and more... Anticipate nothing less than excellence on the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées!
Thursday, September 14th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Wiener Philharmoniker, conducted by Jakub Hrůša and Igor Levit (piano)
Brahms: Piano Concerto n° 2, op. 83
Dvořák: Symphony n° 8, op. 88
Monday, October 16th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
With Les Siècles Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, with Chouchane Siranossian (violin)
Beethoven: Concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 61
Mozart: Symphony n° 41 K. 551 Jupiter
Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Orchestre Consuelo, conducted by Victor Julien-Laferrière, with Pierre Génisson (clarinet)
Mozart: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra K. 622, Overture from The Marriage of Figaro, Arias from The Marriage of Figaro - arrangement for clarinet ("Voi che sapete"), Arias from Così fan tutte - arrangements for clarient ("Una donna a quindici anni", "Come scoglio ")
Monday, March 25th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With Les Siècles Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Marie-Nicole Lemieux (contralto), and Andrew Staples (tenor)
Rameau: Les Indes galantes (orchestral suites)
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
Tuesday, April 30th, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
With Les Siècles Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Jodie Devos (soprano), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), and Renaud Capuçon (violin)
Alex Nante (First place winner of the Pisar Prize): Création (piece for soprano)
Schoenberg: Pelléas et Mélisande (symphonic poem)
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2023 at 8:00 p.m.
Ravel and Spain
With the Orchestra Les Siècles, conducted by François-Xavier Roth, with Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano), Julien Behr (tenor), Loïc Félix (tenor), Thomas Dolié (baritone), and Jean Teitgen (bass)
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso, Rhapsodie espagnole, Boléro, L’Heure espagnole
Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Christian Thielemann
Weber: Jubel-Ouvertüre op. 59
Wagner: Ouverture from Tannhäuser
Strauss: "Suite of Waltzes", excerpt from The Knight of the Rose, Thus Spoke Zarathustra op. 30
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-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 taking the RER 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. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the Théâtre from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.
What do I do when I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
Can I take photos during the Guest Orchestras Concerts?
How long do the concerts last?
Is there a dress code at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
Are the Guest Orchestras Concerts for an international audience or French speakers?
Is there a coat check available at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
Is tipping customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
Each spectator is greeted by an usher. Tips are not mandatory in many Parisian theatres. However, ushers will usually appreciate a small tip 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 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.