Oratorios at Théâtre des Champs Elysées

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until June 1, 2022

No dialogue


Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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.


Concert Program

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


Covid-19 Information

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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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. 


Fun facts:

Capacity: 1, 905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No


How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?

The Champs-Elysées theater is accessible by metro line 9 at Alma-Marceau station and metro line 1 at Franklin-Roosevelt station. The Theater is also accessible by RER C at Pont de l'Alma station. The Theater is accessible by bus via lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92. Our customer service is available in case of difficulty from 10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday. For more information, please see the map above.

What should I do when I arrive there?

We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip an usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

Is there a dress code?

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.