Les saisons de l'Académie - Summer Recital
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats
For all audiences
Highlights: Les saisons de l'Académie - Summer Recital
The Académie de l'Opéra Comique is an institution dedicated to showcasing the art of comic opera and the specific interpretation skills, text analysis, and stage acting that it entails. The main aim of the Académie de l'Opéra Comique is to develop and support young artists in their professional careers. It gives them the opportunity to perform on stage and take part in large-scale productions, granting them the opportunity to persist in their artistic pursuits and therefore keep the genre alive.
This year, the Académie will perform four times in the Opéra Comique’s prestigious foyer, counting a concert for every season.
Fresh new talent that pays homage to the art of the past… an unforgettable experience awaits you at the Opéra Comique: one of Paris’ most beautiful venues!
Story: Les saisons de l'Académie - Summer Recital
The Académie de l'Opéra Comique plays an essential role in preserving and promoting opéra-comique - a unique musical genre that combines music, theatre, and comedy. Through its commitment to artistic excellence and innovation, it influences the opera landscape by cultivating the next generation of talented singers and actors. Each season, the Académie welcomes 2 conductors, 1 chorus master, 2 stage directors, 5 singers, and 2 pianists and vocal coaches to continue its legacy of greatness.
Here is a unique opportunity to discover the intense talents of these promising young talents over the course of four spectacular evenings devoted to the passing of the seasons. What's in store for the fourth of these exceptional evenings, which pays tribute to the season of summer?
Find out at the Opéra Comique. The Académie has some wonderful musical summer-time surprises in store for you!
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 the 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, until the following Metro stations: Opéra, Quatre Septembre, 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, and 95, until the following stations: Le Peletier - Hausmann, Choiseul , Richelieu Drouot, Richelieu - 4 septembre. 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.
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Is tipping customary at Opéra Comique in Paris?
At the Opéra Comique, it is not customary to tip ushers.