Vocal Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées

Vocal Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Until March 11, 2022



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


1 hour
No intermission


Classical concert
Recommended for all ages
In Italian, French and German


Philippe Jaroussky, Emőke Baráth, Patricia Petibon and Jodie Devos are some of the artists who will be performing on the grandiose stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. They will perform glorious arias from Italian operas and melodies of Debussy, Puccini, Bach and Poulenc for single dates.


In 2017, countertenor Philippe Jarrousky and Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth recorded "La Storia Di Orfeo", exploring the myth of Orpheus through versions of the works of three composers: Monteverdi, Sartorio and Rossi. They come together at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées to breathe life into this wonderful repertoire.
The young Belgian coloratura soprano Jodie Devos will perform the most famous arias of Bach and Handel. Sonya Yancehva will play the works of the great composers of the early Baroque period, brilliantly performing the arias and melodies of Monteverdi, Caccini or Carissimi. Patricia Pétition, coloratura soprano, will present a magical program combining opera arias with jazz melodies, all with humor and elegance.


Concerts Program

Thursday, September 30th at 8 p.m.

Lieder and melodies by Schumann, Chausson and Poulenc 

Benjamin Bernheim (tenor), Carrie-Ann Matheson (piano)


Saturday, November 20th at 8 p.m.


Haendel, Porpora 

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Le Concert de la Loge


Monday, November 29th at 8 p.m.

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture) by Nicolai, Motet K. 165 by Mozart, La Cenerentola (Overture), recitatives and arias from Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Il Turco in Italia by Rossini, Zampa (Overture) by Hérold, arias from Roméo et Juliette and Faust by Gounod, Overture, recitatives and arias from Don Pasquale by Donizetti

Pretty Yende (soprano), Les Frivolités Parisiennes, Lorenzo Passerini (direction)


Monday, January 24th at 8 p.m.


Come again, In darkness let me dwell by Dowland, If Music be the food of love, When I am laid in earth, aria from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell, Caro mio ben by Giordani, Vaga luna by Bellini, Sérénade D. 957 by Schubert, Au bord de l’eau, Nocturne, Les Berceaux, Sarabande, A sa guitare by Fauré, Il est quelqu’un sur terre by Britten, Amor y odio, El mirar de la maja by Granados 

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Thibaut Garcia (guitar)


Thursday, February 17th at 8 p.m.


Overtures, recitatives and arias from Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, The Magic Flute and d’Idomeneo, Symphony No. 38, K. 504 « Prague » by Mozart

Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Kammerorchester Basel, Baptiste Lopez (first violin and direction) 


Friday, March 11th at 8 p.m.


Arias from Radamisto, Creta, Flavio, Faramondo, Radamisto, Giulio Cesare, Alcina, Lotario and Rodelinda by Haendel

Emőke Baráth (soprano), Ensemble Artaserse, Philippe Jaroussky (direction)


Wednesday, April 13th 2022 at 8 p.m.


Messa a 5 voci « Gratias agimus tibi » by Pérez, arias from Il Fonte della salute by Fux and from the motet Barbara, dira, effera! by Zelenka, Concerto di quattro by Galuppi, La Giuditta by De Almedia, arias from Betulia liberata by Reutter and from L’Esaltazione di Salomone by Porsile, Overture à 7 Concertini by Zelenka, arias from Maria Vergine al Calvario by Schiassi, Amen and Alleluia in D minor by Haendel

 Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), Il Pomo d’Oro, Zefira Valova (direction)


Wednesday, April 15th 2022 at 8 p.m.


Démophon (Overture) by Cherubini, arias from Renaud and Perseo by Sacchini, La Belle Arsène by Monsigny, Thésée by Gossec, La Clemenza di Tito and Alceste by Gluck, and La Clemenza di Scipione by J. C. Bach, Pierre le Grand (Overture) by Grétry, …

Véronique Gens (soprano),Sandrine Piau (soprano), Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin (violin and direction) 


Thursday, April 16th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Les voix lyriques d’Afrique

Leïla Brédent (soprano), Cyrielle Ndjiki Nya (soprano), Lydie Pace (soprano), Kimmy Skota (soprano), Denyce Graves (mezzo-soprano), Lawrence Brownlee (ténor), Patrick Kabongo (ténor), Blaise Malaba (basse), Orchestre de la Garde républicaine, Sébastien Billard (direction), Chœur de l’Armée française


Thursday, May 19th 2022 at 8 p.m.


Overture and arias from Le Nozze di Figaro dby Mozart and Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Otello by Rossini, Overture and arias from La fille du régiment by Donizetti, Il Trovatore by Verdi, The Merry Widow by Lehár, and The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach

Michael Spyres (tenor), Opera Fuoco, David Stern (direction) 


Monday, May 30th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Music for a while, If Music be the food of love, Your awful voice I hear by Purcell, Auf der Donau, Die Stadt, Nachtstück by Schubert, aria from Rodelinda by Haendel, melodies by Karłowicz, Look down, Fair Moon by Naginski, The World feels dusty, Nature, the gentlest mother, Why do they shut me out of heaven by Copland 

Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor),Michał Biel (piano) 


Health Pass Information

From July 21st, 2021, health pass is mandatory to attend events of more than 50 spectators (applies to all spectators of at least 18 years old until August 31st, and to all spectactors of at least 12 years old from September 1st, 2021).
We invite you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance, as pass verification is likely to slightly increase access time to venues.


Access to performances will be authorised if the pass certifies:

  •   - either complete vaccination, with one of the vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen)
  •   - or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old
  •   - or a positive RT-PCR test confirming recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than six months old


Health pass is in the form of a QR Code, to be presented on a mobile device or in printed version. Only QR Codes delivered in France or in a European country (EU Digital Covid Certificate) are valid.
Spectators living in France: the QR Code may be imported into the French ‘TousAntiCovid’ mobile application (with the function « Scan the QR Code »), or printed from the Ameli.fr French Social Security website. 


For more information, we recommend you to visit the French government website (https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire) or the European Union website (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate).


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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 a 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.