La Cenerentola at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

La Cenerentola au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Cinderella
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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


2 h 50 min

With intermission



For all audiences

In Italian with English and French surtitles

Highlights: La Cenerentola at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Good always triumphs. That, in essence, is what Rossini's comic opera, La Cenerentola, tells us.

Unfolding in two acts, La Cenerentola was composed in 1817 with a libretto by Jacopo Ferretti based on Cinderella, Perrault's famous fairy tale. Although Ferretti based the libretto on Perrault’s classic text also used by Disney, you are in for some surprises as he rewrote several aspects of the tale!


This light, humorous narrative showcases Rossini's talent for composing lively, catchy musical melodies and themes, showing the classic fairy-tale adored my many in a new light. The opera is characterised by its cheery melodies, demanding arias, and lively, light-hearted ensembles- all of which often leave audience members swooning.

The opera includes several famous arias, notably the famous Non più mesta, in which Cinderella expresses her new-found joy and happiness. Thanks to its popularity, La Cenerentola is regularly performed in opera houses around the world and has been written in the books as an absolute opera classic.


Angelina (Cinderella) will be interpreted by the great mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, while tenor Levy Sekgapane will voice Don Ramiro (Prince Charming). As for the roles of Cinderella's detestable sisters, we'll have to reckon with Alice Rossi as Clorinda and Justyna Olów as Tisbe.

Story: La Cenerentola at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

The plot of La Cenerentola follows the unfortunate life of Angelina, known as Cinderella, who endures mistreatment at the hands of her stepfather Don Magnifico and stepsisters, Clorinda and Tisbe. Despite her unjust fate, Cinderella retains a generous spirit and a kindly attitude.


When Prince Ramiro disguises himself as his valet Dandini to find a true love, fate brings him to Cinderella's door. The enchanting story unfolds as Cinderella's goodness captures the Prince's heart, leading to a grand royal ball where the prince is still drawn to Cinderella without even knowing her true identity as a maid. Through Rossini's exquisite music and the touching storytelling of Ferretti, La Cenerentola presents a heartwarming show that reminds us of the power of compassion and the triumph of true love. It truly feels like dreams come true with Rossini’s musical composition talents!


Book your tickets for La Cenerentola at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées for an extraordinary performance promising to leave you with a renewed belief in the enduring power of true love.


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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 taking metro lines 1 and 9 to 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 taking bus lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92, to the stations Pierre Charron - François 1er and George V.
If you have any trouble getting to the theatre, our customer service can be reached 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?

We recommend that you arrive at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at least 15 minutes before the start of La Cenerentola, 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 La Cenerentola?

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 La Cenerentola. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does the performance last?

La Cenerentola by Rossini lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, with intermission.

Is La Cenerentola for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 30 years. This opera performance is sung in its original Italian version, with surtitles in both French and English provided for audiences to appreciate this piece in one of France’s most iconic venues.

Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles for La Cenerentola properly?

There are a maximum of four categories available for La Cenerentola. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium (i.e. in the shape of a horseshoe), and surtitles are on both sides of the stage. Seats in categories 1, 2 and 3 give a good view of the stage and the surtitles. Category 4, on the other hand, offers reduced visibility.

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

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

Is there a coat check available at the 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 the 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 broadcast of the performance on screens located around the perimeter of the Orchestra level before returning to their seats at the interval (if the show includes 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.