Le Nozze di Figaro (Palais Garnier)

Opéra Palais Garnier

Until December 28, 2022

Italian with English & French subtitles

Location

Opéra Palais Garnier
Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris
Capacity 1900 seats

Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes

With an intermission


Details

Opera

Recommended for all ages

In Italien with English and French surtitles


Highlights

Opera buffa in four acts, by Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, to a libretto by Da Ponte, after Beaumarchais, conducted by Louis Langrée, directed by Netia Jones, with Gerald Finley (Il Conte di Almaviva), Miah Persson ( La Contessa di Almaviva), Luca Pisaroni (Figaro), Susanna (Jeanine de Bique), Cherubino (Rachel Frenkel), Sophie Koch (Marcellina), James Creswell (Bartolo), Eric Huchet (Don Basilio), Chistophe Mortagne (Don Curzio) , Llanah Lobel-Torres (Barbarina), Franck Leguerinel (Antonio), Boglarda Brindas and Teona Todua (Due Donne).

 

Many consider Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) to be Mozart's greatest opera, if not the greatest in the opratic repertoire. This happy union of the finesse of Beaumarchais's characters and the richness of Mozart's score continue to wow us more than two centuries after its creation. In this new production, Netia Jones directs and does set design, costume design, and video. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, Jones deftly uses the shortcomings and dreams of the opera's characters to make us reflect on what it is to be profoundly human. The show is brought alive by the conducting of Gustavo Dudamel, the Opéra's new musical director, and the voices of performers Léa Desandre, Peter Mattei, and Ying Fang. 

 

To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose an exclusive add-on upon booking. See more details below.

Story

In the palace of the Count and Countess Almaviva, the maid Susanna and valet Figaro prepare for their upcoming wedding. The Count, meanwhile, has made up his mind to seduce the future bride. With the help of the Countess, Figaro and Susanna will have to double down on cleverness to outsmart the Count, dodge the plots of the Doctor and his housekeeper, and use Cherubino's blunders to their advantage. In one whirlwind day, misunderstandings abound and emotions run high before the disguises come off and the lovers are reunited. 

 

Add-On & Special Experience

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose the following upgraded offer at the time of booking:

 

Champagne + Programme + Exclusive Access to Salon Liebermann + Show

This package is available even after standard sales for the opera are closed. It includes a glass of champagne, a show programme, and exclusive access to the Opéra Garnier's beautiful Salon Liebermann, reserved for primary ticket holders. As a result of our official partnership with the Friends of Paris Opera Association, the package can only be purchased via the Theatre in Paris box office.

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Opéra Palais Garnier

Place de l’Opéra 75009 Paris

One of the most prestigious stages in all of France, the Palais Garnier was constructed from 1860 to 1875, designed by legendary architect Charles Garnier, who was selected among a handful of talented architects in a fierce design competition. The building itself is considered a artful masterpiece, and was one of the most expensive construction projects to come from the Second French Empire under the reign of Napoléon III. The elaborate use of different materials to lend a lavish multicolored facade was typical of many of the works under the rule of Napoléon III, and features sculptures of various figures of Greek mythology. The official inauguration in 1875 was attended by the Mayor of London and Amsterdam, the King Alphonso XII of Spain, and hundreds of members from European high society.

 

The interior was meticulously designed with intertwining corridors, alcoves and landings to allow for easy movment of large numbers of people; complete with a grand marbled staircase and the grand foyer, acting as the drawing room for all of Paris high society and covered in gilded paintings. The auditorium itself is in a traditional Italian horseshoe shape, seating 1900. The stage is the largest in Europe and can accomodate 450 artists, revealed by the opening of the legendary painted curtain. Garnier himself designed the 7-tonne chandelier sparkling above the audience. In 1896, one of the many chandelier counterweights broke free and killed a concierge, the incident that inspired the scenes in the 1910 novel-turned-musical The Phantom of the Opera. The space above the audotorium in the copula dome was once used strictly for cleaning the chandelier, but has since been transformed into a space for opera and dance rehersals.

 

The legendary building was initially deemed the Academie Imperiale de Musique, yet with the fall of the Second Empire and the start of the Third Republic, this was aptly changed for the Academie Nationale de Musique, which we see written across the exterior facade to this day. Garnier envisioned his design and the transformation of the surrounding area, and to this day the opulence of the Second Empire lives on in this living monument. The avenue de l'Opéra remains the only large Parisian corridor without trees, as Garnier explicitly prevented Hausmann from adorning the street with trees, arguing that his Palais Garnier was to be the main focus. Palais Garnier became the official name in 1989 with the construction of the Opéra Bastille, and the venue now houses primarily ballets.

FAQ

Where will I be seated and will I see the subtitles clearly?

There are a maximum of four categories available, each of which provides a comfortable view of the subtitles. The subtitles are projected above and on the sides of the stage of the Opéra Bastille.

How do I get to the Opéra Palais Garnier?

The theatre is accessible by the metro station Opéra (Lines 3, 7, 8 and RER A). Our hotline can be reached in case of difficulty finding the theatre weekdays from 10 am to 7pm Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to the theatre?

We invite you to arrive 30 minutes before the beginning of the show, and present your ticket at the front desk. The theatre's English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats. Please note that the performances at the Palais Garnier begin precisely on time, and all late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the auditorium until intermission.

Is there a coat check available?

Free cloakrooms are available on various floors of the theatre. Travel bags and suitcase are not allowed.

Does the venue have a specific dress code?

For Parisian operas and ballets, the dress tends to be a bit fancier than in other venues, so feel free to have a little fun and dress to impress. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in casual chic attire. Generally, elegant casual wear is required, jackets are recommended for men. Shorts, Bermuda shorts, flip-flops, sportswear and trainers are discouraged.

How long does the show last?

The opera Le Nozze di Figaro lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes including an intermission.

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Can I take photos during the performance?

Where do I collect my final tickets, show programme and champagne?

In order to collect your tickets, please go to the main reception desk of the Opéra Garnier located on the right as you enter, with your Theatre in Paris tickets. You will be able to exchange them for your final tickets. You can collect your tickets up to an hour and a half before the start of the performance.
At the Opéra Garnier, you can collect your included show programme in the main store, at the programme stand in the entry hall, or at the programme stand at the bottom of the Grand Staircase.
You can choose to enjoy your champagne or desired beverage before the performance or during intermission at any of the public bars or in the exclusive Salon Liebermann. The Salon is located on the right-hand side of the Grand Foyer, behind the fireplace.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19