Oratorios at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
From 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes
Recommended for all ages
In French, English, Italian or Czech with French and English surtitles
Orchestras and ensembles from all over the world are bringing elegance and virtuosity of music to the splendid Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. You will have a chance to hear the most beautiful oratorios and operas in concert version which were created during the period between the 17th century and the present day. Famous works will be performed including Manon by Jules Massenet Brahms as weel as the opera The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček. Treat yourself with an amazing evening surrounded by the pleasurable sound.
This oratorios series will bring back to life the magnificent works of well-known composers such as Mozart and Verdi. Talented musicians including Emőke Baráth, Philippe Jaroussky and Patricia Petibon will perform under the lead of famous conductors such as Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and Daniele Rustioni. The exquisite sound of classical music will sublime the hall of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and grant you with an exceptional musical moment.
Wednesday, September 15th at 7:30 p.m.
Manon by Jules Massenet
With Patricia Petibon, Saimir Pirgu, Artur Ruciński, Eric Huchet, Philippe Estèphe, Nicolas Testé, etc.
Daniele Rustioni (direction), Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon, Chœurs de l’Opéra national de Lyon
In French with English and French surtitles
Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 p.m.
Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi
With Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Rihab Chaieb, Emőke Baráth, Philippe Jaroussky, Zachary Wilder, etc.
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (direction), I Gemelli (ensemble)
In Italian with French and English surtitles
Wednesday, November 24th at 7:30 p.m.
The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček
With Elena Tsallagova, Roland Wood, Angela Brower, Robert Murray, etc.
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (direction), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Chœur de Radio France
In Czech with French and English surtitles
Wednesday, January 12th at 7:30 p.m.
Messiah by Handel
Dorothee Mields (soprano), Marie Henriette Reinhold (alto), Benedikt Kristjánsson (tenor), Tobias Berndt (bass), Hans-Christoph Rademann (direction) and Gaechinger Cantorey Choir and Orchestra
Sang in English with French surtitles
Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 p.m.
L’Elisir d’amore by Donizetti
Cyrille Dubois (Nemorino), Jodie Devos (Adina), Philippe-Nicolas Martin (Belcore), Nicola Ulivieri (Dulcamara), Catherine Trottmann (Giannetta), Francesco Lanzillota (direction), Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France and Chœur de chambre de Rouen
Sang in Italian with French surtitles
Tuesday, January 25th at 8 p.m.
Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Salve Regina by Pergolesi and Salve Regina by Handel
Jodie Devos (soprano), Adèle Charvet (mezzo-soprano), Julien Chauvin (direction) and Le Concert de la Loge Orchestra
Wednesday, February 10th at 8 p.m.
Requiem by Fauré and Messe de Clovis by Gounod
Regula Mühlemann (soprano), Jean-Sébastien Bou (baryton), Hervé Niquet (direction), Chouchane Siranossian (premier violon et violon solo) et Orchestre et Chœur du Concert Spirituel
Wednesday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m.
L’Olimpiade by Vivaldi
Carlo Vistoli (Licida), Chiara Skerath (Megacle), Anna Aglatova (Aminta), Benedetta Mazzucato (Argene), Ambroisine Bré (Aristea), Niall Anderson (Alcandro), Jean-Christophe Spinosi (direction), Matheus Ensemble and Chamber Choir Mélisme(s)
In Italian with English and French surtitles
Thursday, March 31st at 8 p.m.
Stabat Mater de Dvořák
Chen Reiss (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Steve Davislim (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass-baritone)
Christoph Eschenbach (direction), Orchestre National de France and Radio France Choir
Monday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Ariane et Bacchus (Ariadne and Bacchus) by Marin Marais
Judith van Wanroij (Ariane), Véronique Gens (Junon / La Nymphe de la Seine), Mathias Vidal (Bacchus / Un Songe), Marie Perbost (La Gloire / Corcine), etc. Hervé Niquet (direction), Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra and Choir , Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles (direction Fabien Armengaud)
Saturday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold) by Richard Wagner
Michael Volle (Wotan), Gerhard Siegel (Loge), Samuel Youn (Alberich), Thomas Ebenstein (Mime), etc., Yannick Nézet-Séguin (direction), Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Opera sang in German, with French and English surtitles
Thursday, May 12th at 8 p.m.
Messa di Gloria by Giacomo Puccini
Charles Castronovo (ténor), Ludovic Tézier (baryton), Gustavo Gimeno (direction), Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Chœur Orfeó Català
Concert sang in latin
Saturday, May 21st at 8 p.m.
Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Caroline Dangin-Bardot, Marie-Frédérique Girod (dessus), Marie Pouchelon (bas-dessus), David Tricou (haute-contre), Antonin Rondepierre (taille), etc. Sébastien Daucé (direction and organ), Ensemble Correspondances
Wednesday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m.
Hulda de César Franck
Jennifer Holloway (Hulda), Véronique Gens (Gudrun), Judith van Wanroij (Swanhilde), etc. Gergely Madaras (direction), Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Chœur de chambre de Namur
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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 in April 2, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising of 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 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.
Capacity: 1, 905
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No