opera comique


Comique brings together all the arts

Louis Langrée, the famous conductor and artistic director of the Opéra-Comique, is inviting all the arts to the stage of the Salle Favart where, from 9 to 16 March 2024, you can see ballet and opera. By bringing together Igor Stravinsky‘s Pulcinella and Maurice Ravel‘s L’Heure espagnole, he has invited the étoile Clairemarie Osta to […]


Raphaël Pichon embarks on un Autre voyage

Raphaël Pichon is a conductor who likes to play with scores. After the success of Miranda (a pasticcio based on a work by Purcell), the Opéra Comique entrusted him with a new production based on excerpts from Schubert’s operas. XWith these pieces put together, director Silvia Costa has built a production in which Stéphane Degout […]


Thomas Jolly cœur de Comique

While performances of Pascal Dusapin’s Macbeth Underworld have just ended at the Opéra Comique, its director Thomas Jolly is not leaving the Salle Favart, as the production of Offenbach’s Fantasio will be revived from 13 to 23 December 2023. Premiered in 2017 at the Théâtre du Châtelet during the renovation of the Opéra-Comique, this production […]


Thomas Jolly returns to Shakespeare and to Comique !

A highlight of the 2020 season, audiences at the Opéra Comique will finally be able to attend the French premiere of Pascal Dusapin‘s new opera. Performed at the Salle Favart in Paris from 6 to 12 November 2023, the production of Macbeth Underworld has been premiered at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels […]


Carmen’s sister at the Opéra-Comique

In Paris, the Opéra-Comique, always at the cutting edge, is preparing to host (from 27 September to 5 October 2023) La Fille de Madame Angot, a huge popular success by Charles Lecocq. Under the musical direction of Hervé Niquet, Richard Brunel‘s staging brings together the great names of Hélène Guilmette, Véronique Gens, Pierre Derhet, Julien […]


L’Opéra-Comique, movie theatre

Breaking the waves, Lars von Trier’s film Grand Prix at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, will not be screened at the Salle Favart in Paris on 28, 30 and 31 May 2023, but will be performed in its operatic version. The multi-awarded work by female composer Missy Mazzoli was premiered at the Philadelphia Opera in […]


News from Voix Nouvelles 2023

After Natalie Dessay, Stéphane Degout, Karine Deshayes or Anne-Catherine Gillet, who will be the new winner of Voix Nouvelles 2023? The competition is entering its final phase with the semi-finals to be held at the Opéra de Massy on 28 and 29 June 2023. With the sponsorship of Agnès Jaoui, the grand national final will […]


Marc Minkowski, the fall!

While he has just published a book of interviews with Antoine Boulay (Marc Minkowski – Chef d’orchestre ou centaure, Séguier edition), while he is coming out of a triumphant tour of Handel’s Alcina and while he is expected to conduct Massenet’s Manon in April 2023 at the Liceu, Marc Minkowski has had a fall, not […]


Carmen goes into other hands

While Maestro Long Yu was expected with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the Opéra Comique from 24 April to 4 May 2023 to conduct Bizet’s Carmen (in the hall where the opera was first performed), the Covid, still too virulent in China, prevented them from coming to Paris. Love being a rebellious and fickle bird, […]

Paris finally gets the moon!

The production of Jacques Offenbach‘s Le Voyage dans la lune by Laurent Pelly is finally coming to the Opéra Comique, with performances from 24 January to 3 February 2023. After the huge success of Lakmé, the director returns to the Salle Favart with the multi-talented Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique led by Franck Leguérinel who […]