Discover the 2016-2017 season!
Paris owes its opulence to an exceptional offer of opera tickets and classical music concerts available every single evening. Defending all repertories in all disciplines, the wonderful art deco room of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées certainly takes part in the reputation of the capital with a very achieved variety of performances.
For opera, superstar Cecilia Bartoli has always been home to the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. She returns with pleasure to embody Norma staged by Caurier & Leiser. During the 2016-2017 season, we can applaud the work of Bob Wilson with the masterpiece of Kurt Weill, The Threepenny Opera. Three major titles complement the program for staged operas with the revival of Don Giovanni by the duo Rhorer and Braunschweig. Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi has a five stars distribution (Magdalena Kozená and Rolando Villazón in the lead), as Pelléas et Mélisande interpreted by Patricia Petibon. The lyric offer covers a large part of the programming of the TEC, presenting exceptional recitals and operas in concert version. The absolute must Jonas Kaufmann, tenor of superlatives will be at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées twice this season, first in recital and next in Andrea Chénier alongside Anja Harteros. As for other beloved tenors, Roberto Alagna sings arias and duets with delicious Aleksandra Kurzak and Juan Diego Flórez with Aida Garifullina. Lieder fans are treated with an exceptional Schubert cycle proposed by Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes, a prodigious artist duo at the top of their game. Baroque side, recitals by Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Franco Fagioli and Philippe Jaroussky are announced. The sparkling Joyce also embodies Handel’s Ariodante in concert version and Marie-Nicole Lemieux is Carmen, finally. The great Quebec mezzo addresses this role for the very first time and it will be at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées! Other international stars are in Paris like Olga Peretyatko singing Mozart under the inspired leadership of Theodore Currentzis. And before mentioning the concerts, note the Simon Boccanegra with Ludovic Tézier and Sondra Radvanovsky or rarities like Queen of Cyprus by Halevy or Rossini ´s Hermione… Across all generations, the classical music at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is served by top directors such as Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons, Christian Thieleman, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and soloists to measure up with, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hélène Grimaud, Grigory Sokolov, Lang Lang, Christian Tetzlaff …the list is simply too long. It is convenient to book seats as soon as possible to not miss anything form this dazzling new season!