Le Comte Ory

Gioachino Rossini


Salle Favart

from 19
to 31 December 2017


19 December 2017 8.00 pm

21 December 2017 8.00 pm

23 December 2017 8.00 pm

25 December 2017 3.00 pm

27 December 2017 8.00 pm

29 December 2017 8.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


€135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6


A delightful fool’s game plot composed by Rossini at the peak of his art, served by a first-rate team: Louis Langrée, Denis Podalydès, Eric Ruf and Christian Lacroix. For a memorable year-end.

Opera in two acts to a libretto by Eugène Scribe premiered at the Opéra de Paris in 1828. 

During the Crusades lords departed for the Holy Land, leaving the women unprotected. Thus, the sister of the lord of Formoutiers languished in her castle, wooed by a depraved count and a page in love with her. Both strive to approach the beautiful recluse, Ory by disguising himself and Isolier by unveiling his soul. Which of the two will take the lead?
In 1828 Rossini was a European celebrity acclaimed by the public and singing stars alike. This farcical plot enabled him to rescue from oblivion his score to Le Voyage de Reims thanks to virtuoso recycling. Berlioz and Liszt expressed their admiration for Le Comte Ory as such a combination of troubadour poetry, musical variety and colorful irony shook up conventions and established genres, glorifying French comic genius.
Le Comte Ory has been infrequently performed at the Salle Favart. It returns with a vengeance for the year-end holidays, with the authors of the brilliant 2009 revival of Messager's Fortunio, Louis Langrée and Denis Podalydès.

Music direction, Louis Langrée
Staging, Denis Podalydès
Scenery, Eric Ruf
Costumes, Christian Lacroix
Lights, Stéphanie Daniel

With Philippe Talbot, Julie Fuchs, Gaëlle Arquez, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Patrick Bolleire, Éve-Maud Hubeaux, Jodie Devos

Choir les éléments
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

Music direction Louis Langrée

Staging Denis Podalydès

Scenery Eric Ruf

Costumes Christian Lacroix

Lights Stéphanie Daniel

Moves collaboration Cécile Bon

Music direction assistant Nicolas Kruger

Staging assistants Laurent Delvert, Laurent Podalydès

Scenery assistant Dominique Schmitt

Vocal coach Bertrand Halary

Choir master Joël Suhubiette

Le Comte Ory Philippe Talbot

La Comtesse Julie Fuchs

Isolier Gaëlle Arquez

Dame Ragonde Éve-Maud Hubeaux

Le Gouverneur Patrick Bolleire

Raimbaud Jean-Sébastien Bou

Alice Jodie Devos

Actors Laurent Podalydès, Léo Reynaud

Choir les éléments

Orchestra Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Opéra Royal - Château de Versailles Spectacles


At the time of the Crusades, the French lords leave their estates for the Holy Land and women are sometimes left defenseless. Thus, brave Lady Ragonde becomes the keeper of the castle of Formoutiers where the lord’s sister, beautiful Adèle, is drooping. Adventurous and sensuous Count Ory tries to seduce secluded young women with the aid of his debauchery companion Raimbaud.  Disguised as hermits, they gain the confidence of Lady Ragonde who’s looking for a devoted comforter for her mistress.

Before the show

  • Before the show, come in salle Bizet ! The entrance is free of charge, on the day of the performance

Sing the opéra at 7.15 pm with Christophe Grapperon on the 19, 21, 25 December/ Geneviève Boulestreau on the 23, 27, 29, 31 December.
Presentation of the production at 7.30pm with historical and musical descriptions (in french) with Agnès Terrier


Running time

2h30, including intermission

Doors open Opera in 2 acts150 min End of the event

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