Le Domino noir at Opéra Comique

Conducted by Louis Langréed
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Opéra Comique

Until September 28, 2024

French surtitled in English (See the page)


Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats


2 h 30 min

With intermission



For all audiences

In French with English and French surtitles

Highlights: Le Domino noir

Over the centuries, the Opéra Comique has hosted a variety of memorable premieres. Boieldieu's La Dame blanche in 1825, Ambroise Thomas's Mignon in 1866, Bizet's Carmen in 1875, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann in 1881, Delibes's Lakmé in 1883, Massenet's Manon in 1884, and Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902, amongst others, have all graced its stage for the very first and all-important performance.


Now, the renowned debut of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber’s 1837 operatic sensation, Le Domino noir returns to the stage once again at the Opéra Comique. A comic opera in three acts with a libretto by Eugène Scribe, this humorous work quickly became one of the most popular in the nineteenth-century French repertoire.


Laced with ample charm and liveliness, Auber's music alternates between virtuoso arias and rousing ensembles, the latter of which are particularly remarkable. Through his score, the composer is able to oscillate between evoking dramatic tension and pure comedy through his artful blend of vocal talent and composition.


Beyond its entertainment value, Le Domino noir also explores deeper themes such as love, identity, and social conventions. A light-hearted comic opera that will seduce you more than two centuries after its creation, all audiences will marvel at its catchy melodies and captivating plot.


Such an entrancing tale deserves contemporary talent to do it justice. Let yourself be carried away by the soprano voice of Anne-Catherine Gillet and the tenor voice of Cyrille Dubois, as conducted by the great conductor Louis Langrée. Generations of talent coalesce in this famed auditorium!


It's hard to beat this return to the Opéra Comique — discover this exquisite piece for yourself, in the very seat where spectators first witnessed it nearly 200 years ago!

Synopsis of Le Domino noir

The Opéra Comique invites audiences back to enjoy the incredible Le Domino noir by Daniel-François-Esprit Auber this opera season! What a joy! What a pleasure! And what a name!


A romantic comedy full of intrigue, mystery, and twists and turns, set on the eve of the Carnival in Venice. Our rebellious heroine, Angèle de Olivarès, is a young Spanish noblewoman who dresses as a man in order to sneak into the costume party incognito. There she meets Horace de Massarena, whom she secretly loves. Horace, however, is promised to another woman, the mysterious Countess Julia, whose identity is hidden behind a black mask. Misunderstandings multiply as the characters cross paths again and again in the narrow streets of Venice. They say love is a game… so let’s play!


A musical gem, full of humour and skilfully set to an impeccable score, awaits you at this gorgeous vaulted auditorium.
Behold an opera to be savoured like a fine wine!


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Opéra Comique

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the 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 the Opéra Comique in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris?

The Opéra Comique is accessible by:
Metro: Line 3 (stations Opéra and Quatre Septembre), line 7 (station Opéra), line 8 (station Grands Boulevards), line 9 (station Grand Boulevard)
RER: Line A (station Auber)
Address: 1 place Boieldieu, 75002 Paris
In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to Opéra Comique?

We invite you to arrive 45 minutes before the beginning of Le Domino noir, and present your voucher at the front desk. Opéra Comique’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

How long does the opera, Le Domino noir, last?

The opera Le Domino noir at Opéra Comique lasts approximately 2 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission.

Is Le Domino noir for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Opéra Comique has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for many years. The opera, Le Domino noir, is sung in its original French version. Surtitles are provided in both French and English so that international audiences can appreciate this opera in this incredible Parisian venue.

Can I choose my seat when booking?

No, unfortunately it is not possible to choose your seat when booking for Le Domino noir. However, you can choose the category and we will allocate you the best seats in the chosen category!
Please note that 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.
You can find the seating plan in the theatre’s "photo" section on this page.
If there are no available adjacent seating arrangements, our customer service team will contact you before the booking is confirmed.

Is there a dress code at Opéra Comique?

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