Vocal Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées

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

Until June 29, 2023



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


1 hour
No intermission



Classical concert
For all audiences
In Italian, French, and German


Matthias Goerne, Julie Fuchs, Marina Rebeka, Karine Deshayes, Philippe Jaroussky, Julia Lezhneva, Carlo Vistoli, Nathalie Dessay, Rolando Villazon: these are some of the amazing artists who will be performing on the grandiose stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. They will interpret dazzling arias by Schubert, Mozart, Donizetti, Bataille, Moulinié, Lambert, Monteverdi, Purcell, Porpora, Haendel, Graun, Verdi, and many more... From the German baritone to the Mexican tenor, these singers will bring life to songs by both well-known and lesser-known composers. Awe-inspiring performances are guaranteed!


Do you prefer male or female voices? At the beautiful Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, there is something for everyone. In the grand golden and pink hall, you will be able to appreciate the velvet voice of the great German baritone Matthias Goerne in Schubert’s arias, the lirico-leggero soprano of Julie Fuchs in a Mozart recital, the voice duet of Marina Rebeka and Karine Deshayes in Donizetti’s arias, and the countertenor Philippe Jaroussky… and that is just listing a few! Check out the program!


Concert Programme


Monday, November 21st, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Julie Fuchs (soprano) and her guests with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock Mozart 

"L’ho perduta", aria from The Marriage of Figaro

"Giunse alfin il momento... Deh, vieni, non tardar", "E Susanna von vien! Dove sono", recitatives and arias from The Marriage of Figaro

"Crudel! Perche finora", aria from The Marriage of Figaro"

"Ach, ich liebte", aria from The Abduction from the Seraglio

"Tra l’oscure ombre funeste", aria from Davide penitente Symphony n° 39 K. 543 

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Marina Rebeka (soprano), Karine Deshayes (mezzo-soprano), and the Orchestre de chambre de Paris conducted by Speranza Scappucci


Opera arias and duets from Anna Bolena, Roberto Devereux, Maria Stuarda 


Wednesday, March 29th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor) and L’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar (theorbo)

Boësset " Nos esprits libres et content " (Our free and contented minds) 

Bataille "El baxel està en la playa

De Bailly " Yo soy la locura ", Passacaille (La Folie) 

Guédron " Au plaisir, aux délices bergères 

Boësset " At the end this shepherdess ". 

Moulinié Concert of different birds, "Orilla del claro Tajo" (The clear Tajo) 

Lambert "My shepherdess is tender and faithful 

Moulinié "Finally the beauty"

Monteverdi " Si dolce è il tormento ", " Oblivion soave ", " Ohimè ch’io cado " Rossi " Dormite, begl’occhi ", " Lasciate averno " 

Purcell Music for a while 


Wednesday, May 10th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Carlo Vistoli (countertenor) and Les Accents under the direction of Thibault Noally (violin) 

Porpora " Come Nave in mezzo all’onde ", aria from Siface

Handel " Cara sposa ", aria from Rinaldo " Caro! Bella", duet from Giulio Cesare Sonata a 5 "Un pensiero nemico di pace", aria from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno 

Graun " Senza di te ", aria from Coriolano

Porpora " O di spietati Numi... Tu spietato non farai", recitative and aria from Ifigenia in Aulide 

Vivaldi " Zeffiretti che sussurate ", aria from Ercole sul Termodonte

Handel " Venti, turbini ", aria from Rinaldo " Io t’abraccio ", duet from Rodelinda 

Vivaldi Violin Concerto RV 212a 

Porpora " Alto Giove ", aria from Polifemo 

Graun "Mi paventi il figlio indegno", aria from Britannico


Monday, May 22nd, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Natalie Dessay (soprano) and Philippe Cassard (piano) 


Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn Dämmerung senkte sich von oben, Vorwurf, Suleika 

Clara Schumann Liebst du um Schönheit, Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort, Sie liebten sich beide, Warum willst du and’re fragen, Er ist gekommen Romance for piano op. 21 

Alma Mahler Bei dir ist es traut, Laue Sommernacht, In meinem Vaters Garten 

Massenet " Pleurez mes yeux ", aria from Le Cid 

Gounod " Ah, je ris de me voir si belle ", aria from Faust 

Debussy " Mes longs cheveux ", aria from Pelléas et Mélisande

Poulenc La Dame de Monte-Carlo 

Stravinsky " No word from Tom ", aria from The Rake’s progress


Thursday, June 29th, 2023 at 8 p.m.

With Rolando Villazón (tenor) and the Belgian National Orchestra under the direction of Guerassim Voronkov

Opera arias by Donizetti, Verdi, Massenet 

Zarzuelas and Napolitan songs


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Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris

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. 


Quick facts:

Capacity: 1,905

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No


How to get to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées?

The Champs-Élysées 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 vocal recitals?

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-Élysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées ?

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-Élysées, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.

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

No, there is no specific dress code, however, proper attire is always appreciated.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19