145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €


Ludwig Van Beethoven

September 25 to October 03, 2021

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 € Price
Illustration ©️ Julia Lamoureux

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, Linard Vrielink • Choir and orchestra Pygmalion

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2h05 - Salle Favart
145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €
Show sang in German with French and English subtiltes

Audio description

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page

Some operas are available in audio description. "Image whisperers” are also available on demand.
More info on this page


16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

16 seats are dedicated to people with reduced mobility, on reservation at the box office or by phone. Access to the lift is located 5 rue Favart
+33 1 70 23 01 44 | accessibilite@opera-comique.com

Before the show

Get the keys to the show

During a 15' brief, the theatre’s playwright tells you everything you need to know about the opera and its creative context

45 minutes before the show, Salle Bizet
Free entance upon presentation of your ticket

Sing some tunes

Meet the choirmaster and sing, with no hang-ups, some of the tunes of the opera you’re about to see.

45 minutes before the show, Foyer Favart Free entrance upon presentation of your ticket

Sunday 3 october at 3:00 pm

This show is a RELAX performance.

It offers a caring and laid-back environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show. The opera-house’ standard procedures are more flexible and everyone can experience emotions freely without fearing stares from others.



Raphaël Pichon
Musical direction
Raphaël Pichon
Stage direction
Cyril Teste
Valerie Grall
Valérie Grall
Marie La Rocca @ Colombe Clier
Marie La Rocca
Leila Adham
Leila Adham
Julien Boizard
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Video conception
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Camera operator
Nicolas Doremus
Sound conception
Thibault Lamy
Musical assistant
Nicolas Ellis
Staging assistant
Céline Gaudier
Decors assistant
Alissia Blanchard
Costumes assistant
Peggy Sturm
Vocal coach
Michalis Boliakis
Vocal coach
Marine Thoreau La Salle
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Staging interns, Célia Bounioux, Swann Garnier, Georgia Tavares
Siobhan Stagg © Todd Rosenberg
Siobhan Stagg
Leonore (from the orchestra pit)
Katherine Broderick
Voice replacement on 25.09.21
Jacquelyn Wagner © Harald Hoffmann
Leonore (from the orchestra pit)
Jacquelyn Wagner
Voice replacement on 27.09.21
Michael Spyres © Marco Borrelli
Michael Spyres
Mari Eriksmoen © Sveinung Bjelland
Mari Eriksmoen
Albert Dohmen © Martin Sigmund
Albert Dohmen
Gabor Bretz © László Emmer
Don Pizarro
Gabor Bretz
Christian Immler © Marco Borggreve
Don Fernando
Christian Immler
Linard Vrielink © Jeremy Philip Knowles.jpg
Linard Vrielink
1er prisonnier
Constantin Goubet
Membre du chœur Pygmalion
2e prisonnier
René Ramos Premier
Membre du chœur Pygmalion
Morgan Llyod Sicard © Christophe Martin
Morgan Lloyd Sicard
Vincent Steinebach
Vincent Steinebach
Sarah Koné
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Ensemble Pygmalion
Choir et orchestra
Ensemble Pygmalion

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Le collectif MxM thanks Anaïs Cartier

With the support of

Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, principal mecene of the Opéra Comique

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