Le mystère de l'écureuil bleu

Investigation at the Opéra Comique / Marc-Olivier Dupin


Salle Favart

from 23
to 25 February 2018


23 February 2018 8.00 pm

24 February 2018 3.00 pm

24 February 2018 8.00 pm

25 February 2018 3.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)

All audiences


60, 50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 12, 6 €

Opéra comique with a libretto by Ivan Grinberg. Premiered on the Web on 21 February 2016

The Opéra Comique is preparing its reopening gala. But the star vocalist, Adèle, refuses to appear alongside tenor Léon. However, the director Saint-Germain asks young and ambitious Margot to stand in for her at a moment’s notice. But her blue squirrel is mysteriously assassinated.

A veritable operatic thriller, this opéra comique was created on the Web in 2016 during the Favart off season as the Opéra Comique was closed owing to renovation work. It now appears onstage in the place that inspired it, with its musical allusions, the occupations and spaces of the theater, its humor, its surprises and the enthusiasm of a young cast.

As funny as it is innovational, Le Mystère de l’écureuil bleu was designed by Marc-Olivier Dupin and Ivan Grinberg as an investigation for the youngest, an invitation to opera for grown-ups and a paper chase for Opéra Comique aficionados.

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Music direction, Marc-Olivier Dupin
Staging, Ivan Grinberg

With Ronan Debois, Anna Reinhold, Armelle Khourdoïan, Jean-Jacques L'Anthoën, Patrick Kabongo, Marion Tassou, Stuart Seide

Les Frivolités Parisiennes


Music direction Marc-Olivier Dupin

Staging Ivan Grinberg

Scenery Aurélie Maestre

Costumes Alain Blanchot

Lights Madjid Hakimi

Choreography Caroline Marcadé

Saint-Germain Ronan Debois

Adèle, Al Sirbec Anna Reinhold

Margot Armelle Khourdoïan

Léon Jean-Jacques L’Anthoën

Barnabé dit Bébé Patrick Kabongo

Zineb Marion Tassou

Pel & Mel Stuart Seide

Orchestra Les Frivolités parisiennes

Production Opéra Comique

In partnership with The Théâtre imperial de Compiègne

Before the show

  • Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.


With the support of

Running time

1 hour and 15 minutes, without intermission

Doors open Opéra-comique75 min End of the event

Let your children discover the joys of opera!

From 23 Febrary to 11 March :

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See all the young audience shows 


carte-mainate-carre.pngWith the Carte Mainate, children have a privileged access to the Opéra Comique. They enjoy a 50% discount and their parents a 10% discount on all the programing* for a convivial family outing. Seats in ‘family boxes’ near the exits are also available.

The Carte Mainate costs €15 per family

Buy the carte Mainate

Offer to persons under 18 on presentation of proof of age
Within the limit of 6 seats per production

*except for single-price shows

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