L'Olimpiade at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats


3 hours

With intermission



For all audiences

In Italian with French and English surtitles

Highlights: L'Olimpiade at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

With its seamless fusion of Baroque music and captivating storytelling of the opera, Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade promises to keep you on the edge of your seat with its tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal. Who can resist a classic love triangle! Immerse yourself in the melodies and themes of Vivaldi's composition as it transports you back to the 1700s, allowing you to savour the opera airs that will leave you speechless.


Under the baton of Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the Chorus and the Ensemble Matheus, along with the exceptional talents of Franco-Swiss mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti, mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan, contralto Delphine Galou, soprano Jodie Devos, and the celebrated Polish countertenor, Jakub Józef Orliński, bring a unique prowess to the stage that classical opera lovers cannot resist. One thing is sure, with a team as such for Vivaldi's L'Olimpiade at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, you are sure to be left with chills!

Story: L'Olimpiade at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

An opera in three acts, composed by Antonio Vivaldi and written by Pietro Metastasio in 1734, L'Olimpiade promises a story filled with escapism within the confines of its characters’ affection and rivalry. Set during an athletic competition in Ancient Greece, the show follows three people’s messy lives as they struggle to reconcile their friendship, love, and betrayal to each other.


While Metastasio's brilliance as an emblematic writer and Vivaldi's impressive Baroque repertoire undeniably contribute to the opera's allure, they are not the sole sources of talent within this production at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. The spotlight also shines on Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński, who has rapidly gained fame within the classical music community and is often considered the best counter-tenor of his generation. As the leading role in L'Olimpiade, his talents promise to bring an additional dimension to the performance. His technical mastery, virtuosity, and ability to convey a broad spectrum of emotions have brought him international acclaim and audiences are bound to be enamoured by his effortless portrayal of characters and captivating beauty of his counter-tenor voice.


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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 on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising 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. 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1,905
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées can be reached by metro lines 1 and 9 at the metro stations Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau.
RER subway lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by RER C which runs to the station Pont de l’Alma.
Bus lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by the bus lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92, which stop at the stations Pierre Charron - François 1ᵉʳ and George V.
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 Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at least 15 minutes before the start of L'Olimpiade. The theatre doors open 30 minutes before the start of the performance, except in exceptional circumstances. Show your ticket at the reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during L'Olimpiade?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of L'Olimpiade. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does the performance of L'Olimpiade last?

L'Olimpiade de Vivaldi lasts approximately 3 hours, with intermission.

Is L'Olimpiade for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 30 years. This opera performance is sung in its original Italian version and surtitles in both French and English are provided for audiences to appreciate this piece in one of France’s most iconic venues.

Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles for L'Olimpiade properly?

There are a maximum of four categories available for L'Olimpiade. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium, meaning that it is in the shape of a horseshoe and the screens with surtitling are on both sides of the stage. Seats in categories 1, 2 and 3 give a good view of the stage and the surtitles. Category 4, offers reduced visibility.

Is there a dress code at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris?

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

Is there a coat check available at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has two cloakrooms located on both the Orchestra level floor and the First Balcony floor. There is a €2 charge for this service. Large bags, suitcases, and musical instruments are not allowed inside the theatre.

Is tipping customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Tips are not accepted at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into the show?

This depends on the delay. The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.

Those who arrive later will be allowed to watch the performance from the screens located outside of the auditorium, around the perimeter of the Orchestra and will be allowed to their seats during the intermission (if there is one).

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

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.


For shows at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the seats are assigned in odd numbers or even numbers. Therefore, if your tickets are consecutive odd numbers or even numbers (For example: 1, 3, 5,…), they will be adjacent.