Ludwig Van Beethoven


Salle Favart

from 25 September
to 3 October 2021


25 September 2021 8.00 pm

27 September 2021 8.00 pm

29 September 2021 8.00 pm

1 October 2021 8.00 pm

3 October 2021 relax 3.00 pm

All dates


01 70 23 01 31 / / 3h

All audiences


145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €


Fidelio, is the male pseudonym adopted by the brave Leonore in order to undertake a dangerous mission: As a guard, she infiltrates a prison where arbitrariness reigns, to free her husband.

Fidelio’s libretto, based on a comic opera by Bouilly and Gaveaux, met resounding success in Paris in 1798. Drawing inspiration from the Reign of Terror, a period of the French Revolution, this artwork inspired many composers. Beethoven turned it into an ode to justice and made it his philosophical legacy. At the end of a galant century and in the early days of a society founded on mariage, the marital love that was denied to Beethoven is a the heart of this drama.

The composer worked on this opera for ten years, until it triumphed in 1814. Like Mozart, Beethoven had transcended singspiel’s form and language. More importantly, he had entrusted lyrical art with its true mission: the public.

Rarely played in Paris, Fidelio finds an opera auditorium at the Opéra Comique that is very similar to the ones Beethoven knew back in the 1810’s.Together with Siobhan Stagg and Michael Spyres, Raphaël Pichon and Cyril Teste have created a performance induced with fiery musical intensity and politics.

Musical direction Raphaël Pichon
Stage direction Cyril Teste

With Siobhan Stagg, Michael Spyres, Mari Eriksmoen, Albert Dohmen, Gabor Bretz, Christian Immler, Eric Ferring

Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

Around the show


Musical direction Raphaël Pichon

Stage direction Cyril Teste

Decors Valérie Grall

Costumes Marie La Rocca

playwriting Leila Adham

Lights Julien Boizard

Video Nicolas Dorémus, Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Musical assistant Adam Hickox

Singing coach Tanguy de Williencourt

Stage direction assistant Céline Gaudier

Decors assistant Alissia Blanchard

Costumes assistant Peggy Sturm

Leonore Siobhan Stagg

Florestan Michael Spyres

Marzelline Mari Eriksmoen

Rocco Albert Dohmen

Don Pizarro Gabor Bretz

Don Fernando Christian Immler

Jaquino Eric Ferring

1st prisoner Constantin Goubet*

2nd prisoner Georg Finger*

Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

Production Opéra Comique

Coproduction Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, Collectif MxM, Opéra de Dijon

* members of the choir Pygmalion

Avec le soutien

Cette production est soutenue par Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale de l’Opéra Comique


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