The Favart Academy

Key player in lyric creation for over three centuries, the Opéra Comique is now opening the Académie Favart.


Dedicated to the next generation of performers, the Académie Favart focuses on the promotion of the Opéra Comique’s repertoire and on the transmission of its specific art of interpretation, which deeply draws on text and theatrical play.

The Académie is a center of artistic excellence, focusing on French singing and
spoken-song techniques. It strives to promote the emergence of a new
generation of performers, inviting them to take a fresh look at the
comic opera genre and its vibrancy.

Each season, the Académie welcomes:

•  2 orchestra conductors ;
•  2 stage assistants;
•  5 singers ;
•  1 pianist choirmaster.

With the support of

Aline Foriel-Destezet, Major Patron of the Opéra Comique

Remise des Bourses Menda, 24.09.21 © Stefan Brion

Malvina and Denise Menda scholarships

For young opera singers

With funds from a generous bequest, the Opéra Comique and the Fondation de France award 9,500€ scholarships to five talented young soloists every year in order to further support young talents while promoting equal opportunities.

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