La Périchole at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
Until November 28, 2022
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
For all audiences
In French surtitled in English
Opéra-bouffe in three acts by Jacques Offenbach. Libretto by Meilhac and Halévy, after the play by Mérimée, Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement, with the Musiciens du Louvre under the direction of Marc Minkowski, directed by Laurent Pelly, with Marina Viotti and actors Antoinette Dennefeld (La Périchole), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Piquillo), Laurent Naouri, Alexandre Duhamel (Don Andrès de Ribeira), Rodolphe Briand (Count Miguel de Panatellas), Lionel Lhote (Don Pedro de Hinoyosa), Chloé Briot (Guadalena / Manuelita), Alix Le Saux (Berginella / Ninetta), Éléonore Pancrazi (Mastrilla / Brambilla), Natalie Perez (Frasquinella).
Always full of energy, Offenbach’s music leads us into intrigues full of good humor. Two street singers, La Périchole and her lover Piquillo find themselves poor and idle in the city of Lima. One day, he meets the viceroy of Peru who falls madly in love with La Périchole. He offers her to become his mistress at the palace. In love with Piquillo and aware of their miserable situation, she accepts. Twists and turns will follow one another at a frantic pace in this true satire of the Second Empire.
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No
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.
Is there a dress code at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?
No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always.
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!