Long live the Favart spirit!
Published on 30 March 2023
I’m delighted to introduce this new season on behalf of the Opéra- Comique’s teams. The Opéra- Comique has celebrated this unique Favart Spirit for over 300 years and the 2023-2024 season upholds its novelty, creativity and transmission values.
I have wished for a new Académie to come to life to nurture our opera house’s vocation for dissemination. Throughout the season, we will welcome young artists, performers, stage directors, pianists and choirmasters who will make their debut on our national stage. The Maîtrise Populaire will continue spreading its wings, celebrating Favart generations with a new commission!
As you will discover, each lyrical production will be supported by “Pleiades” extending and enriching its content in accessible, offbeat, prospective or intimate formats.
The 2023-2024 season attests that the Opéra‑Comique loves confronting tradition with creation, heritage with modernity, comedy with tragedy, coordinating prolific encounters between music and text since its origins. Created between 1686 and… 2024, the works of art of the season present a wide range of aesthetics and moods.
I want all audiences to feel welcome, whether they are families, students, debutants or experts. Our off-site actions, promoting partnerships and dissemination, as well as our accessibility, mediation and pricing policies, all serve this purpose.
I deeply thank our partners, patrons and the invaluable support that allow our opera house to go further, both in terms of artistic production and societal commitments.
Many thanks to you all for accompanying us in this new season and for helping us share the magic of the Opéra-Comique!
Director the Opéra-Comique