Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Theatre des champs elysees
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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Other languages with surtitles


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


2 h 50 min

With intermission



For all audiences

In German with surtitles in French and English

Highlights: Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Crafted in 1782, Mozart's Singspiel, presented in three acts, offers a delightful fusion of humor and innovation. In Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), we are immersed in the romantic entanglements of a quartet enamored with Constance and Blonde, namely Belmonte and his loyal servant, Pedrillo. Interestingly, the role of the antagonist is not assigned to the Pasha, but to his formidable steward, the villainous Osmin.


Soprano Albina Shagimuratova embodies the gentle Constance, while tenor Levy Sekgapane assumes the role of the valiant Belmonte. The vocal talents of Blonde, Osmin, and Pedrillo are skillfully portrayed by Florie Valiquette, Sulkhan Jaiani, and Sahy Ratia, respectively. This formidable ensemble is further complemented by the captivating ensemble, Le Concert de la Loge and the Fiat Cantus Choir, under the adept baton of conductor Julien Chauvin.


For those seeking a captivating blend of laughter and emotion, this is your opportunity to see a composition as such at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Story: Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

The story of Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) takes place in Turkey. The Spanish nobleman Belmonte is trying to save his beloved Constance, who has been kidnapped by the Pasha Selim. With the help of his valet Pedrillo and Constance's maid Blonde, Belmonte breaks into the Pasha's palace and orchestrates their escape. However, Selim is lenient and lets them go. The opera, composed in 1782, combines sublime music, humor, and theatricality. It is regarded as a Mozart masterpiece and, in its time, set a new standard for comic opera.


A superb Turkish delight in the rose and gold setting of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Not to be missed!


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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 Die Entführung aus dem Serail, though the theatre doors will open 30 minutes before 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 Die Entführung aus dem Serail?

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 Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. 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 Mozart’s <i>Die Entführung aus dem Serail</i> last?

Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, with intermission.

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

No, there is no particular dress code. However, it is always recommended to wear proper attire. Parisians typically attend a concert after work and will wear business casual-style clothing.

Is Die Entführung aus dem Serail 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. Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail is sung in its original German version with surtitles in both French and English, 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 Die Entführung aus dem Serail properly?

There are a maximum of four categories available for Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium (i.e. in the shape of a horseshoe), and surtitles 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, on the other hand, offers reduced visibility.

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

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 allowed 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.