Until February 11, 2024
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats
1 h 40 min
For all audiences
In German with French and English surtitles
Highlights: L'Autre voyage
A superb show awaits you at the Salle Favart, otherwise known as the Opéra Comique… French conductor Raphaël Pichon has concocted a superb tribute to legendary composer Franz Schubert by bringing together some of his forgotten scores – true gems of lyricism and melancholy. Schubert, a prolific composer, would only complete half of his operatic projects during his life, some of which were never performed on stage. L’autre voyage pays tribute to these unfinished scores, scattered through time yet not lacking in rich musical complexity.
By calling his show L’autre voyage (meaning ‘The Other Voyage'), conductor Raphaël Pichon references Schubert’s extraordinary Winterreise (Winter Journey). Pichon aims to take us on a journey filled with extraordinary beauty, appropriately paying homage to texts by Goethe and Heine. This contemporary conductor has called upon exceptional talents to realise this touching dedication: French baritone Stéphane Degout and Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg shine in this ode to some of history’s finest classical music, and their unparalleled voices will most certainly do justice to these monumental pieces. A show entirely dedicated to the great Austrian composer… a one-of-a-kind show, to be enjoyed by classical enthusiasts and first-timers alike.
See details for a premium add-on below!
Story: L'Autre voyage
Step into the world of legendary composer Franz Schubert, wherein the beauty of the natural world reigns supreme and human appreciation for the beauty of life unfolds in sumptuous musical odes, each more impactful than the last. Each melody takes you on a melancholic journey…why not come along for the ride?
A tribute to the great Austrian composer, L’autre voyage (meaning ‘The Other Voyage') features a forensic scientist who embarks on an emotional dissection that will see him confront his memories, mortality, and oblivion. Don't worry – these forgotten scores will be an opportunity to discover Franz Schubert's poetic and infinitely melancholic universe, not a morbid one!
On the stage of the Opéra Comique, Schubert's music will take you on a journey where each note is an expression of Schubert’s fascination with the world around him. Sit back, relax, and allow his dulcet compositions to take you to another world…
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:
• Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
• Friday, February 9th, 2024
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: 1,200 seats Handicap Accessible: Yes Air conditioning: No Chauffage: Yes
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, or 14, exiting at the following Metro stations: Madeleine, Havre-Caumartin, Opéra, and Chaussée d'Antin - La Fayette. 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, and 95, exiting at the following stations: Le Peletier - Hausmann, Choiseul, Richelieu Drouot, Richelieu - 4 September. 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 the Opéra Comique?
Can I take photos during L’autre voyage?
How long does L’autre voyage last?
What does my ticket for L’autre voyage entitle me to?
When you purchase a ticket to L’autre voyage, you can attend a presentation which shares the "keys to the show" and offers the chance to sing in the rotunda under the direction of a professional conductor. This presentation takes place 35 minutes before the performance.