Orchestras at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
Between 1 hour 5 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes
Recommended for all ages
Internationally renowned orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will perform in a unique classical music concert series on the stage of the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. You will be able the hear the greatest works from the symphonic repertoire of Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart and Franck.
Under the direction of Gustavo Gimeno, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthew Truscott, prestigious European orchestras will present the grandiose symphonies of Frank, Mozart and Beethoven. You will experience numerous classical works including Lieder by Wagner, poetic arias from operas by Weber and iconic pieces by Beethoven and Mozart.
Thursday, April 21st at 8 p.m.
Overture No. 1, Op. 23 by Farrenc, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 by Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Op. 97 « Rhenish » de Schumann
Sunday, May 15th at 8 p.m.
Das Lied von der Erde de Mahler
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, Philippe Herreweghe (direction), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor)
Concert sang in German, with French and English surtitles
Thursday, June 2nd at 8 p.m.
Symphony No. 9 by Bruckner
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann (direction)
Friday, June 3rd at 8 p.m.
Coriolan Overture and Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 « Emperor Concerto » by Beethoven, Symphony No. 103 « The Drumroll » by Haydn
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sir András Schiff (direction and piano)
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
How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées?
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.