Opéra Comique

  • Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris
  • Capacity: 1,200 seats
  • Quatre-Septembre     
  • Grands Boulevards     

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ABOUT

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)

LOCATION

Place Boieldieu - 75002 Paris

Quatre-Septembre     , Grands Boulevards    

Past shows at this venue

Musical

Little Shop of Horrors

A carnivorous plant or the heroine of a zany musical at the Opéra Comique? Let's run... to get tickets!
until 6/16/24
from 65 €

Opera

A Trip to the Moon

It's no longer a question of singing Fly Me To The Moon, but of going to the moon with Jacques Offenbach. All aboard!
until 6/16/24
from 28 €

Opera

L'Inondation (The Flood)

Discover this electric opera written and directed by the great Joël Pommerat, and with music by the ever-lauded Francesco Filidei.
until 6/16/24
from 53 €

Opera

The Bourgeois Gentleman at the Opéra Comique

The beautiful and witty words are by Molière, and the beautiful music is by Lully... a refined show is guaranteed!
until 6/16/24
from 35 €

Opera

Carmen at the Opéra Comique

The most performed opera in the world in the very place where it was created. A must-see!
until 6/16/24
from 78 €

Opera

Breaking The Waves

The Opéra Comique opens itself up to a new innovation, offering you an opera based on a film by Lars von Trier. Astonishing and powerful!
until 6/16/24
from 53 €

Opera

Zémire and Azor

Pure and honest love transcends appearances in Zémire and Azor, but can love truly conquer all? Rediscover a classic opera!
until 6/16/24
from 78 €

Concert

Schubert Recital at the Opéra Comique

An intimate orchestral experience, brought to you by the great mind of Schubert.
until 6/16/24
from 28 €

Concert

L’amour à la française

Three musical evenings to discover love through the eyes of French composers!
until 6/16/24
from 32 €