Schubert Recital at the Opéra Comique

Opéra Comique

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Opéra Comique
Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
Capacity 1200 seats


1 h 15 min

No intermission



For all audiences

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Highlights: Schubert Recital at the Opéra Comique

The Opéra Comique invites you to join them for an evening that will appease Schubert lovers everywhere. Under the gentle lighting of the Opéra Comique’s stage, French baritone Stéphane Degout and pianist Alain Planès come together with their exceptional talents to transport their audience into the spellbinding musical world of the great Schubert. Dulcet vocals meet the scintillating sounds of the piano for a celebration of this Austrian composer’s stunning compositions in all of their richness and depth.

Story: Schubert Recital at the Opéra Comique

Attending a Schubert recital at the prestigious Opéra Comique is without a doubt the closest contemporary experience to witnessing this musical legend in the flesh. Each note tells a story, each pause is calculated, and from each pensive stroke of the keys to every melodic warble, every musical decision coalesces in exuberant vitality upon this fabled stage, for your viewing pleasure.


It is clear that Stéphane Degout’s impeccable virtuosity and Alain Planès’ sensitivity are the perfect mix for an unforgettable musical experience, emphasizing every nuance and expressing every feeling embedded in its score. The Schubert Recital is sure to be a gentle and intimate evening, enjoyed by lovers of classical music everywhere.


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Opéra Comique

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

History and Fun Facts about the Opéra Comique

If you take a walk in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, you will be delighted to discover in the small, quaint Place Boieldieu, a superb building of beautiful proportions topped by six caryatids: the Opéra Comique, a theatre house in Paris, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015. You will be surprised to learn that this gold and red auditorium, also known as Salle Favart, is considered the first modern theatre in France because it was the first to be designed with fully electric equipment for both public and stage lighting.

That doesn’t rest as the only surprise… Despite its name, the Opéra Comique doesn’t only perform comic operas, a particular kind of musical show that mixes sung arias with spoken theatre (the ancestor of the musical), but a wide range of operas as well! It was in this venue that works that are now internationally known were created, such as Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust, Delibes's Lakmé, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande... but also Massenet's Manon and Bizet's Carmen! This hall has welcomed the finest composers and never ceased to welcome works from the contemporary repertoire. Viva la musica! Viva l'opera!

Fast facts
Capacity: 1200
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (free service)


How do I get to Opéra Comique in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris?

The Opéra Comique is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by the Metro lines 3, 7, or 14, exiting at the following Metro stations: Opéra, Quatre Septembre, Grands Boulevards.
RER subway lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by taking the RER A to the station Auber.
Bus lines: The Opéra Comique is accessible by the bus lines 20, 27, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85, and 95, exiting at the following stations: Le Peletier - Hausmann, Choiseul , Richelieu Drouot, Richelieu - 4 septembre.

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What do I do when I get to the Opéra Comique?

We recommend that you arrive 45 minutes before the start of the Schubert recital, and present your voucher at the front desk. The Opéra Comique’s English-speaking staff members will guide you to your seats.

Can I take photos during Schubert Recital?

In order not to disturb the artists on stage, and for the comfort of other guests, you are not permitted to photograph, film, or record the performance for the duration of the Schubert recital. As long as the performance is not currently in session, feel free to take a snapshot of the Opéra Comique to remember your night out!

How long does the Schubert recital last?

The Schubert recital lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

What does my ticket for Schubert recital entitle me to?

When you purchase a ticket to the Schubert recital, you can attend a presentation which shares the "keys to the show" and offers the chance to sing in the rotunda under the direction of a professional conductor.
This presentation takes place 35 minutes before the performance.

Is there a specific dress code at the Opéra Comique?

No, there is no specific dress code at the Opéra Comique. However, proper attire is always appreciated.

Is there a coat check available at the Opéra Comique?

A free cloakroom is available in the entrance hall of the theatre. The Opéra Comique does not accept means of transport such as skates or folding bikes. For security reasons, travel bags and suitcases are not allowed.

Is tipping customary at the Opéra Comique?

It is not customary to tip ushers at the Opéra Comique.

Is Schubert recital for an international audience or French speakers?

Both of them! Schubert's music speaks to everyone. The sumptuous auditorium of the Opéra Comique is the perfect setting to enjoy this prolific composer’s most memorable pieces.