Le Domino Noir

Daniel-François-Esprit Auber


Salle Favart

from 26 March
to 5 April 2018


26 March 2018 8.00 pm

28 March 2018 8.00 pm

30 March 2018 8.00 pm

1 April 2018 3.00 pm

3 April 2018 8.00 pm

5 April 2018 8.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €


Opéra-comique in three acts. Libretto by Eugène Scribe. Premiered on 2 December 1837 at the Opéra Comique (Salle des Nouveautés)

Before taking the veil, the Queen of Spain’s niece leaves the convent incognito to dance one last time at the ball. But when the time comes to return, she finds herself locked out of the convent. During a crazy night, she will have to change her identity several times as well as her plan, and finally, her vocation.

The ninth most played work at the Opéra Comique, Le Domino noir is emblematic of its Romantic repertoire and Auber’s best title according to Berlioz: “Light, brilliant, joyful, oftentimes full of biting witticism and charming intentions.” Onstage, misunderstandings and disguises follow one another while the score combines Spanish pages, cheerful ensembles and virtuosic arias.

Valérie Lesort and Christian Hecq designed a staging of metamorphoses full of fantasy and poetry. Patrick Davin returns to defend Auber’s art at the Opéra Comique after having rehabilitated La Muette de Portici in 2012.

Music direction, Patrick Davin
Staging, Valérie Lesort, Christian Hecq, sociétaire de la Comédie-Française

With Anne-Catherine Gillet, Cyrille Dubois, Antoinette Dennefeld, François Rougier, Marie Lenormand, Laurent Kubla, Sylvia Bergé, Laurent Montel

Choir, accentus
Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France


Music direction Patrick Davin

Staging Valérie Lesort, Christian Hecq, sociétaire de la Comédie-Française

Choreography Glyslein Lefever

Scenery Laurent Peduzzi

Puppets Valérie Lesort et Carole Allemand

Costumes Vanessa Sannino

Lights Christian Pinaud

Staging assistant Laurent Delvert

Scenery assistant Valérie Martin

Costumes assistant Sylvie Barras

Vocal coach Marine Thoreau La Salle

Angèle de Olivares Anne-Catherine Gillet

Horace de Massarena Cyrille Dubois

Brigitte de Sanlucar Antoinette Dennefeld

Comte Juliano François Rougier

Jacinthe Marie Lenormand

Gil Perez Laurent Kubla

Ursule Sylvia Bergé, sociétaire de la Comédie-Française

Lord Elfort Laurent Montel

Choir accentus

Orchestra Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Co-production Opéra Comique, Opéra Royal de Wallonie

Before the show

  • Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Sing Le Domino noir 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Meet the artists of the production on Thursday 29 March at 7 pm

Running time

3 hours, including intermission

Doors open Opéra-comique155 min End of the event

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from 06 February to 18 December 2018

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