The Magic Flute at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

The Magic Flute at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

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


3 hours

With intermission



For all audiences

In German with English and French surtitles

Highlights: The Magic Flute at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

A Singspiel in two acts (1791) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto by Schikaneder, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) is a delight for the ears with its infinitely tender arias and humorous duets. The sopranos perform thousands of vocal acrobatics as the lullaby-like bass cradles the audience.


Everything in this tale is sublime, from the colourfully written composition to the goodness and light written into the script. Even the dark aria of the Queen of Night marks itself as one of the most daring, demanding, and famous arias in the operatic repertoire.


Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has brought together some of the finest French and foreign performers of our time to perform the characters that opera-lovers know and love: Cyrille Dubois, Regula Mühlemann, Frlorian Sempey, Catherine Trottman, Jean-Teitgen, Isabelle Druet, and Marion Lebègue.

It's hard to resist the temptation of this talented line-up! Join us at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to discover this touching and funny opera by Mozart, where the melodies and characters will enchant young and old alike.

Story: The Magic Flute at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Prince Tamino is commissioned by the Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from the prisons of the magician Sarastro, who is painted as a tyrant by the Queen of the Night. Guided by the Queen's three ladies, the courageous Tamino is accompanied by Papageno, a cowardly birdwatcher.


Papageno is given magic chimes, and Tamino a magic flute - two instruments that will help protect them on their quest. On his journey, Tamino fatefully discovers the true tyrant is the Queen of the Night, who will do anything to take revenge on Sarastro, whom she hates. Tamino and Papageno are put to the test, and their adventure doubles as a true spiritual awakening that will lead them to the light and love.


On the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, director Cédric Klapisch draws on his prolific knowledge of stage direction to plunge us into this classic fable that includes some of the most widely known opera arias.
The Magic Flute by Mozart is absolutely marvellous, or dare we say… magical!


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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 on April 2nd, 1913, the structure is quite large comprising 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. 

Fast facts
Capacity: 1,905
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
Heating: Yes
Coat Check: Yes (paid service)


How do I get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris?

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by:
Metro lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées can be reached by taking metro lines 1 and 9 to the metro stations Franklin D. Roosevelt and Alma Marceau.
RER subway lines:The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by taking the RER to the station Pont de l’Alma.
Bus lines: The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is accessible by taking bus lines 42, 63, 72, 80 and 92, to the stations Pierre Charron - François 1er and George V.
If you have any trouble getting to the theatre, our customer service can be reached from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Paris time. For details, we invite you to consult the map above.

What do I do when I get to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

We recommend that you arrive at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées at least 15 minutes before the start of The Magic Flute, though the theatre doors will open 30 minutes before the performance, except in exceptional circumstances. Show your ticket at the reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during the performance of The Magic Flute?

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 Magic Flute. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées before and after the performance as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does the performance last?

The Magic Flute by Mozart at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées lasts approximately 3 hours, with intermission.

Is The Magic Flute for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for 30 years. The opera The Magic Flute is sung in its original German version, with surtitles in both French and English for audiences to appreciate this piece in one of France’s most iconic venues.

Where will I be seated, and will I see the surtitles for The Magic Flute properly?

There are a maximum of 3 categories available for The Magic Flute. The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has an Italian-style auditorium (i.e. in the shape of a horseshoe), and surtitles are on both sides of the stage. Seats in categories 2 and 3 give a good view of the stage and the surtitles. Category 4, on the other hand, offers reduced visibility.

Is there a dress code at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris?

There is no specific dress code, but proper attire is appreciated. Many Parisians will arrive directly from work, dressed in business casual or chic attire.

Is there a coat check available at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has two cloakrooms located on both the Orchestra level floor and the First Balcony floor. There is a €2 charge for this service. Large bags, suitcases, and musical instruments are not allowed inside the theatre.

Is tipping customary at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

Tips are not accepted at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

If I'm late, will I still be allowed into The Magic Flute?

This depends on the delay. The auditorium doors close as soon as the performance begins. The first latecomers are placed in late boxes with a limited number of seats.

Those who arrive later will be allowed to watch the performance from the screens located outside of the auditorium, around the perimeter of the Orchestra and will be allowed to their seats during the intermission (if there is one).

How do I know if my seats are next to each other?

Tickets of the same category that are booked during the same purchase session in the same booking order on our website are always assigned side by side. To be sure of this, make sure all of your tickets are in the same category and are included in your shopping cart at the time of purchase.


For shows at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the seats are assigned in odd numbers or even numbers. Therefore, if your tickets are consecutive odd numbers or even numbers (For example: 1, 3, 5,…), they will be adjacent.