Oratorios at 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-Élysées. 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-Élysées and grant you with an exceptional musical moment.
Saturday, April 23rd 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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 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 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.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No