La fille de Madame Angot

La fille de Madame Angot Opera Comique paris
Opéra Comique

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French surtitled in English (See the page)


Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats


2 h 15 min

With intermission



For all audiences

In French with French and English surtitles

Highlights: La fille de Madame Angot

The French poet Paul Verlaine wrote in his memoirs that he could not sleep in prison because of Lecocq's songs, which were incessantly sung by his fellow inmates. This is just one example that shows the genius of Lecocq's music, and the impact that La fille de Madame Angot had on the audience of the time.

La fille de Madame Angot (translating to ‘Madame Angot’s Daughter’) now revived at the Opéra Comique, is a comic opera by Charles Lecocq, a French composer who was better known at the end of the 19th century by the name of Jacques Offenbach. This charming operetta tells the story of a complicated love affair between a street singer and a French nobleman – an utterly enchanting story guaranteed to make you laugh! From the the unlikely meeting of the two main characters and the challenges they must overcome to be together, to the colourful cast of secondary characters who elevate the story, this opéra-comique is full of unique elements that are sure to please.


Lecocq's music is catchy and bewitchingly memorable, with tunes and songs that stay in your head long after the performance is over. Don’t just take it from us – even Verlaine said so in his memoirs!


Where better to see this beloved piece of fiction than the fabled Opéra Comique in Paris? This marvel of architecture is a renowned venue, famed for its performances of operettas and other musical productions, and indubitably a highlight of any trip to Paris. Set against exceptional staging, a wondrously talented troupe of artists with magnificent voices shine in this gem of 19th century French theatre. A captivating story, lively music, unparalleled classic humour, and French spirit make Madame Angot’s Daughter a must-see masterpiece.



See details for a premium add-on below!

Story: La fille de Madame Angot

Who is this fabled daughter of Madame Angot? Three acts are necessary to reveal the identity of our titular protagonist, her personality, and her misadventures…

This classically French operetta is above all a caricature of post-Revolution France. This work, which sparkles with classic French charm and modern lyricism, offers an unrivalled experience filled with pleasure and amusement for all. Come to the Opéra Comique for a chance to marvel and laugh at the adventures of Clairette, the daughter of Madame Angot.


In lively Paris, Clairette Angot, a young girl from Les Halles, is due to marry the wigmaker Pomponnet. However, not all is as it seems – despite her imminent marriage, she believes she loves the royalist songwriter Ange Pitou…! The latter is unfaithful to her, and is romantically involved with beloved actress Mlle Lange. Complicated romantic triangles and unrequited love galore – charming staples of classical French theatre!


Come and discover all these colourful characters, who all belong to different revolutionary groups. An intoxicating blend of history, comedy, and romance! We won't tell you more. Madame Angot's Daughter will present each unique character to you in their most comical light at the Opéra Comique - don’t miss out!



Premium Experience

Would you like a little more than just a ticket to the show? To make your experience unforgettable, you can choose to extend the evening with an evening concert after the opera has finished. This is given by artists from the production or the Academy on the theme of the opera being performed. It lasts approximately 50 minutes. You will have the option to include the premium add-on during the reservation process.


The evening concerts are available on the following dates:
• Friday, September 29th, 2023
• Thursday, October 5th, 2023



Evening Concert Programme:


With Ludmilla Bouakkaz (soprano), Juliette Gauthier (mezzo-soprano), Heloïse Bertrand-Oleari (piano), directed by Sophie Planté and Barthélémy Fortier


Érik Satie: La diva de l'empire
Léo Delibes: “Couplets de la peur” from La fille du golfe
Charles Lecocq: "Un soir, Perez, le capitaine", from Le cœur et la main
Reynaldo Hahn: Passage from Lady Eversharp, extract from Brummel
Henri Christiné: Solo piano excerpt from Phi-Phi
André Messager: "J'ai deux amants", excerpt from L'amour masqué
Jacques Offenbach: Barcarolle, excerpt from Les contes d'Hoffmann


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Opéra Comique

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

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 Opéra Comique in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris?

The Opéra Comique is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by the metro lines 3, 7, 8, or 9 which run until the following metro stations: Opéra, Quatre Septembre, or Grands Boulevards.
RER subway lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by taking the RER A to the station Auber.
Bus lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by the bus lines 20, 27, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85, 95 which run until the following stations: Le Peletier - Hausmann, Choiseul , Richelieu Drouot, or Richelieu - 4 septembre. Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre 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 the Opéra Comique?

We invite you to arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of La fille de Madame Angot, and present your voucher at the front desk. The Opéra Comique’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I take photos during La fille de Madame Angot?

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 fille de Madame Angot. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Opéra Comique to remember your night out!

How long does La fille de Madame Angot last?

La fille de Madame Angot lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with intermission.

What does my ticket for La fille de Madame Angot entitle me to?

With the purchase of a ticket, you can attend a presentation that will give you access to the "keys to the show" and the possibility of singing in the rotunda under the direction of a professional conductor. This presentation takes place 35 minutes before the performance.

Subtitles or “surtitles”?

Surtitles (also called supertitles) are the theatre equivalent of subtitles. That’s because in French “sur” means “above”. At the Opéra Comique, the text is projected both on the sides of the auditorium, and centrally directly above the stage.

Is there a specific dress code at the Opéra Comique ?

No, there is no specific dress code at the Opéra Comique. However, proper attire is always appreciated.

Is there a coat check available at the Opéra Comique ?

A free cloakroom is available in the entrance hall of the theatre. The Opéra Comique does not accept means of transport, such as skates or folding bikes. For security reasons, travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Is tipping customary at the Opéra Comique?

It is not customary to tip ushers at the Opéra Comique.

Is it a show for French-speakers or international travelers?

Both! The Opéra Comique has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 300 years. La fille de Madame Angot is sung in its original French version, and surtitles in both French and English are provided for audiences to appreciate this gem of classic theatre in one of France’s most iconic venues.