Orphée et Eurydice

Christoph Willibald Gluck


Salle Favart

from 12
to 24 October 2018


12 October 2018 8.00 pm

14 October 2018 3.00 pm

16 October 2018 8.00 pm

18 October 2018 8.00 pm

20 October 2018 8.00 pm

22 October 2018 8.00 pm

All dates


0 825 01 01 23 (0,15 €/min)


135, 125, 97, 75, 50, 30, 16, 6 €

Opera in four acts. French libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline. Version reworked by Hector Berlioz. Premiered on 19 November 1859 at the Théâtre-Lyrique.

Amour, the messenger of the gods, tells Orpheus that he may descend to the underworld and return with Eurydice. His singing has the power to appease the Furies and animate the blessed Shadows. Yet, his voice cannot reassure Eurydice who despairs of the feigned indifference of Orpheus, put to the test by Jupiter.

Orphée et Eurydice shook up Europe of Enlightenment. Berlioz, a worshipper of Gluck, achieved a synthesis of the Italian and original French versions for Pauline Viardot whose voice could revive the vanished art of castrati for the romantic public. The beauty of the work owes as much to the intensity of the exchanges as to the power of the orchestra and the spectacular implication of the choir.

Raphaël Pichon conducts the opera of operas and Aurélien Bory displays the giddiness of the mental and supernatural spaces traveled by Orpheus and beyond. Marianne Crebassa plays a new breeches role with Hélène Guilmette (Hélène in Le Timbre d’argent) and Lea Desandre (the title role in Alcione).


Music direction, Raphaël Pichon
Staging and scenery, Aurélien Bory

With Marianne Crebassa, Hélène Guilmette, Lea Desandre

Choir and orchestra, Ensemble Pygmalion


Music direction Raphaël Pichon

Staging and scenery Aurélien Bory

Scenery Pierre Dequivre

Costumes Manuela Agnesini

Lights Arno Veyrat

Orphée Marianne Crebassa

Eurydice Hélène Gilmette

Amour Lea Desandre

Choir and orchestra Ensemble Pygmalion

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Théâtre de Caen, National Theatre Zagreb

Before the show

  • Presentation of the production 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Sing Orphée et Eurydice 45 minutes before the performance.
  • Meet the artists of the production on Monday 15 October at 7 pm.


Running time

2 hours 10 minutes, including intermission

Doors open Opera130 min End of the event

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Meeting the artists

from 06 February to 18 December 2018

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