Vocal Recitals at Théâtre des Champs Elysées
15 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris
Capacity 1905 seats
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!
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
Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
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.
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Air conditioning? No