The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées will welcome once more some fantastic American artists this December.
In December, they will feature the iconic opera : Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the American tenor, Michele Angelini. From the 5th to the 16th of December.
Il Barbiere requires verve, youth and inventiveness, and this new production has it in spades. Parisians are familiar with Jérémie Rhorer and the track record with Mozart of his ensemble Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, and their exploration of Rossini should demonstrate the same degree of commitment. Director Laurent Pelly will be making his avenue Montaigne debut, but his farces and extravaganzas alike are a delight. This virtuoso “gem” will also be performed by a second cast of young singers whose talent suggests that they have a bright future ahead of them on the professional stage. For several seasons now, the Théâtre has promoted this idea of introducing audiences to talented youngsters with great potential and this new production of Il Barbiere is one of the best showcases available to them. Why not come along and familiarise yourself with their names for the future?
Le Théâtre des Champs Elysées and FUSAC give you 15% discount on this opera on Category 1, 2, 3 and 4. Subject to availability.
When you book your ticket, use the code USA BARBIER 1 : Buy your ticket here
The theatre will also feature a wonderful American company of American artists dancer-athlete-illusionists called Momix for an invitation to embark on a surreal and joyful journey combining dance, illusions and poetry. The show “Viva Momix forever” will take place between the 24th of December and the 7th of January 2018
For over 37 years, Momix has been creating a world of surreal visions using stage apparatus, lighting, 3D images, shadows, humour and the human body. Their secret lies in a dreamlike ability to fuse fiction and reality, optical illusions and scenery to take the audience to the very limits of reality, the conceivable and the believable.
Le Théâtre des Champs Elysées and FUSAC give you a 15% discount on Categories 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the show between the 24th and the 30th of December. Subject to availability of course.
When you book your ticket, use the code USA MOMIX : Buy your tickets here
For those who are not familiar with the lovely Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées who hosts not just American artists but artists from all over the world the Théâtre is a jewel of 20th century French architecture and it was one of the first modern edifices to become a listed building, figuring on the register of Historic Monuments. It was designed by French architect Auguste Perret and founded by journalist and impresario Gabriel Astruc to provide a venue suitable for contemporary music, dance and opera, in contrast to traditional, more conservative, institutions like the Paris Opera. It opened over a century ago, in 1913. Later, Ganna Walska, a rich American, financed the theatre for decades. The building is remarkable for having been designed by a group of very well-known artists : architects Henry Van de Velde, Auguste Perret; the painter and sculptor Antoine Bourdelle; the painter Maurice Denis, and the crystal maker René Lalique amongst others. It was also the first Parisian building to be made entirely out of reinforced concrete.
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THEATRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES
15 Avenue Montaigne