Le Postillon de Lonjumeau



Salle Favart

from 30 March
to 9 April 2019


30 March 2019 8.00 pm

1 April 2019 8.00 pm

3 April 2019 8.00 pm

5 April 2019 audiodescription 8.00 pm

7 April 2019 audiodescription 3.00 pm

9 April 2019 8.00 pm

All dates


+33 (0)1 70 23 01 31

All audiences


€ 138, 122, 97, 75, 50, 34, 16, 6

29 March 2019

29 March 2019

Extracts from Le Postillon de Lonjumeau

How beautiful is the postilion of Lonjumeau, awaiting you from 30 March through 9 April at the Opéra Comique. When you come to attend this production, leave your vitamins in the cupboard, they will be handed to you on a silver platter! Music direction Sébastien Rouland | Staging Michel Fau With Michael Spyres, Florie Valiquette, Franck Leguérinel, Laurent Kubla, Michel Fau, Yannis Ezziadi Choir accentus/Opéra de Rouen Normandie | Orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie Read more Book  

25 March 2019

Rehearsals of Le Postillon de Lonjumeau onstage

The artists of Le Postillon de Lonjumeau are rehearsing onstage. Last week a few scenery elements and props already made us travel in eighteenth-century Paris as dreamed by Michel Fau. Some final indications uttered in good spirits by Sébastien ...

05 March 2019

Opéra comique in three acts to a libretto by Adolphe de Leuven and Léon-Lévy Brunswick
Premiered at the Opéra Comique in 1836

On the day of his marriage with a young innkeeper from Lonjumeau, coachman Chapelou is spotted by the director of the Opéra who hires him as a soloist and takes him to Paris. But Madeleine wants to recover her husband.

Is it a story about social advancement under the Ancien Régime? Or a cheerful tribute by the industrial nineteenth century to the gallant eighteenth? Or else the adventure of a seducer caught out at his own game? It’s all that and much more. It’s the triumph of singing: Chapelou and his aria with its decisive high D, Madeleine with her stunning vocal metamorphoses.

Adolphe Adam’s mythical work is back at the Opéra Comique where it was first performed. It enduringly inflamed Europe but has not been shown in our house since 1894.

We needed Michael Spyres’s talent and humor to embody this conceited and attractive hero, Sébastien Rouland’s drive to display the score written by the master of Romantic ballet, and Michel Fau’s subtlety to do justice – after Ciboulette – to all the facets of this dazzling comedy.

Opéra in French, subtitles in French and in English

Music direction, Sébastien Rouland
Staging, Michel Fau

With, Michael Spyres, Florie Valiquette, Franck Leguérinel, Laurent Kubla, Michel Fau, Yannis Ezziadi

Choir, accentus / Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Orchestre, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie


Music direction Sébastien Rouland

Staging Michel Fau

Scenery Emmanuel Charles

Costumes Christian Lacroix

Lights Joël Fabing

Make up Pascale Fau

Musical assistant Stéphanie-Marie Degand

Staging assistant Damien Lefevre

Costumes assistant Jean-Philippe Pons

Vocal coach Cécile Restier

Chapelou / Saint-Phar Michael Spyres

Madeleine / Madame de Latour Florie Valiquette

Le marquis de Corcy Franck Leguérinel

Biju / Alcindor Laurent Kubla

Rose Michel Fau

Louis XV Yannis Ezziadi

Bourdon Julien Clément

Choir accentus

Orchestra Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie

New production Opéra Comique

Co-production Opéra de Rouen Normandie

With the support of Monsieur G.F.

Before the show

Meet the artists on Tuesday 12 March at 7 pm
Presentation of the production 45 minutes prior to the performance :

- Keys to the production, salle Bizet
- Sing Le Postillon de Lonjumeau, Foyer Favart

Running time

2 hours and 45 minutes (intermission included)

Doors open Opera285 min End of the event

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