Illustration Hamlet de Julia Lamoureux

© Julia Lamoureux

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €


Ambroise Thomas

January 24 to February 03, 2022

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €

Hamlet refuses to attend the coronation of Claudius, who’s marrying his recently widowed mother, the Queen.

	<p>Hamlet © Vincent Pontet</p>

Hamlet © Vincent Pontet

In Elsinore, Hamlet Senior seems forgotten, and it’s causing a lot of pain to the your prince removed from the throne. The late King’s apparitions rouse him from his grief and lurch him into a destructive quest for the truth.

From Dumas’ first adaptation, Barbier and Carré made a libretto that is as romantic as it is spectacular, and where Ophelia shines with a singular lustre. With his virtuoso melodies, breathtaking musical ensembles, and brilliant orchestra introducing saxophone to the opera scene, Ambroise Thomas has composed one of the most beautiful scores of the French repertoire.

The Opéra Comique is reviving the 2018 production in which Sabine Devieilhe played the overwhelming role of Ophelia, alongside Stéphane Degout, vibrant embodiment of the tormented prince. Louis Langrée returns to direct its favourite score, which Cyril Teste’ stage direction transforms into a splendid metaphor of the power of theatre.

Musical direction Louis Langrée • Staging direction Cyril Teste • With Stéphane Degout, Sabine Devieilhe, Laurent Alvaro, Lucile Richardot (26, 28, 30.1, 1, 3.2) / Géraldine Chauvet (24.1), Pierre Derhet, Jérôme Varnier, Yu Shao, Geoffroy Buffière (24, 30.1, 1, 3.2) / Yoann Dubruque (26, 28.1), Nicolas Legoux • Choir Les éléments • Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

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3h20, including intermission - Salle Favart
145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6 €
Performing in French, French and English surtitles

Audio description (EN)

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

People with reduced mobility

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 |

Visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Headsets and magnetic loops are available at the ticket inspection desk, on deposit of your ID. Material in Braille and large prints is available free of charge, on site.

Relax sessions

Relax sessions offer a inclusive caring environment for people whose disability (autism, multiple disabilities, mental or psychic disability, Alzheimer…) may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

Aged 10 and older

Before the show

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


  • Relax session

Sunday 30th january 2022
It offers an inclusive caring environment for people whose disability may give rise to atypical and unpredictable behaviour during the show.

  • Audio description

The sessions of Wednesday 26th and Sunday 30th january 2022 are available in audio description.
"Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

More informations


Musical direction
Louis Langrée
Staging direction
Cyril Teste
Ramy Fischler © Chiara Cadeddu
Stage set
Ramy Fischler
Isabelle Deffin
Julien Boizard
Leila Adham
Leila Adham
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
Nicolas Doremus
Paul Poncet
Collaborateur artistique
Julien Masmondet
Vocal coach
Marine Thoreau La Salle
Choir director
Joël Suhubiette
Stage assistant
Céline Gaudier
Scenography assistant
Nina Chalot
Costumes assistant
Marion Duvinage
Dramaturgy assistant
Joséphine Bargas
Dramaturgy assistant
Killian Francisco
Stéphane Degout
Sabine Devieilhe © Anna Dabrowska
Sabine Devieilhe
Photo de Laurent Alvaro
Laurent Alvaro
Lucille Richardot © Franck Ferville
Lucile Richardot
26, 28, 30.1, 1, 3.2
Pierre Derhet
Jérôme Varnier
Marcellus / second gravedigger
Yu Shao
Geoffroy Buffière © Tristan Raynaud
Horatio / first gravedigger
Geoffroy Buffière
24, 30.1, 1, 3.2
Nicolas Legoux
Nicolas Legoux
Geraldine Chauvet ©Matt Guegan
Géraldine Chauvet
Biographie Yoann Dubruque
Horatio / premier fossoyeur
Yoann Dubruque
26 ,28.1
Les éléments
Les éléments
Orchestre de Chambre de Paris © Bernard Martinez
Orchestre des Champs-Élysées


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As part of the partnership Beijing Music Festival / Opéra Comique.

With the support of

Aline Foriel-Destezet, Major Patron of the Opéra Comique

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