Dining with Jacques

© RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / image Compiègne

Dining with Jacques

Opéra bouffe at the Musée d'Orsay auditorium

The Opéra Comique invites itself to the Musée d'Orsay! Enter a Second Empire high society salon where appearance is paramount and guests elated by the sensuality of good food drop their masks and give free rein to their fantasies on Jacques Offenbach's music.

Booking for this event is via the Musée d'Orsay by phone: 01 53 63 04 63 or by email

The event on the Musée d'Orsay website

Julien Leroy, music direction
Gilles Rico, staging
With Vannina Santoni, Antoinette Dennefeld, Yann Beuron, Jean-Sébastien Bou, Franck Leguérinel
Les Frivolités parisiennes

Production Opéra Comique
Co-productions Musée d’Orsay, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne et Théâtre de Bastia




In 2016 the Opéra Comique and the Musée d'Orsay organize a joint programming on the theme of the "Spectaculaire Second Empire" exhibition in an endeavor to show their common roots. Inaugurated a few months apart in late 19th century, the Salle Favart and the Gare d'Orsay displayed the same combination of technical modernity and decorative refinement. Both were listed as historical monuments in the 1970s. The respective heritages of both buildings highlight the treasures of French Romantic century with its various artistic currents, its tensions between official art and modernity and unprecedented synergies between art forms.
Invited to present an event in the auditorium, the Opéra Comique and the Musée d'Orsay have devised an eclectic program that does justice to the theatrical wealth fostered by Napoleon III's regime. 
This event revolves around the Second Empire's favorite composer and leader Jacques Offenbach, especially as the rediscovery of his forgotten masterpiece Fantasio is scheduled for the opening of the 2017 Season at the Opéra Comique.

  • Dining with Jacques - from 29 September to 9 October

Musée d'Orsay - Auditorium niveau -2
Full-price tickets: €45, Reduced-price tickets: €33, Youths and solidarity tickets: €10, Under age 18: €4.50

To book for this event, please get in touch with the Musée d'Orsay

Booking by phone: 01 53 63 04 63 (Mondays-Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm)
Booking by e-mail


  • Presentation of the event (in French) by Agnès Terrier before the performance - on Sunday 9 October at 3pm

Musée d'Orsay auditorium (level -2)
Running time: 20 minutes
Free admission

The event on the Musée d'Orsay website


Music direction Julien Leroy
Staging Gilles Rico
Scenery Bruno de Lavenère
Costumes Violaine Thel
Lighting Julien Brun
Singing coach Marine Thoreau la Salle 
Scenery assistant Emilie Roy
Copiste Thibault Perrine

Vannina Santoni soprano
Antoinette Dennefeld mezzo-soprano
Yann Beuron tenor
Jean-Sébastien Bou baritone
Franck Leguérinel baritone

Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Co-productions Musée d’Orsay, Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne et Théâtre de Bastia



Hors les murs


45, 33, 10 et 4,5 €


01 53 63 04 63 du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 16h

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