La Bohème at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 24, 2023

Italian surtitled in English & French

Location

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats

Duration

2h30min

With intermission


Details

Opera

For all audiences

In Italian with English and French surtitles


Highlights

An opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Giacosa and Illica, with the Orchestre National de France (National Orchestra of France) conducted by Lorenzo Viotti, directed by Éric Ruf, costumes by Christian Lacroix and actors Selene Zanetti (Mimi), Pene Pati (Rodolfo), Alexandre Duhamel (Marcello), Francesco Salvadori (Schaunard), William Thomas (Colline), Amina Edris (Musetta), Marc Labonnette (Alcindoro / Benoît), and Rodolphe Briand (Parpignol).

Story

Paris, and more precisely the Latin Quarter, will be housing the well-known Italian opera, La Bohème. Rodolfo, an artist, and Mimi, a worker, fall in love and swear loyalty. Unfortunately, the misery in which they live leads to Mimi’s tragic ending, which Rodolfo and his friends watch helplessly. Some say it is Puccini’s best score because he mixes joy, despair, and love with consummate art. It is hard not to shed a tear as the last note from Puccini fades away. To the musical playings of the National Orchestra of France, Selene Zanetti (Mimi) and Pene Pati (Rodolfo) will profoundly embody these two famous figures of Italian opera and wow crowds through the intense situations and moments written by Giacosa and Illica.

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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 in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of 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. 

 

Quick facts:

Capacity: 1,905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

FAQ

How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

The Champs-Élysées theater is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theater is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theater 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 at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the opera?

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-Élysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

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-Élysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Is there a dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

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-Élysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19