Illustration La Péricole - Julia Lamoureux

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145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€

La Périchole

Jacques Offenbach

May 15 to 25, 2022

145, 125, 100, 75, 50, 35, 15, 6€

At the end of the XVIIIth century, a ruthless viceroy and his lenient court, rule over the Spanish conquest of Peru. Will the beautiful street singer Perichole take bribes from the King to eat her fill? Will she win her lover’s respect back? Will they manage to escape from their gilded cage?

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La Périchole - La bande annonce

The romantic century is fascinated by courtesans. Offenbach borrows one from Mérimée who himself drew his inspiration from Peruvian history. The political onslaught turns into mockery, while the title role remarkably depicts a woman and the inalienable freedom of arts. Although this bittersweet comedy first disappointed comic opera lovers back in 1868, Hortense Schneider’s 1874 version received critical acclaim.

Stéphanie d’Oustrac will embody Valérie Lesort’s tipsy Perichole in this colourful and whimsical stage direction. She will be surrounded with cheerful sidekicks, all under Julien Leroy’s warm and precise musical direction. 

Musical direction Julien Leroy • Staging direction Valérie Lesort • With Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Philippe Talbot, Tassis Christoyannis, Eric Huchet, Lionel Peintre, Thomas Morris, Quentin Desgeorges, Marie Lenormand, Lucie Peyramaure, Julie Goussot, Julia Wischniewski • Choir Les éléments •  Orchestre de Chambre de Paris

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3h, 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 |

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.


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 Sunday 15th and Thursday 19 may 2022 are available in audio description.
"Image whisperers” are also available on demand.

More informations


Musical direction
Julien Leroy
Staging direction
Valérie Lesort
Audrey Vuong
Vanessa Sannino
Christian Pinaud
Yohann Têté
Carole Allemand
Musical assistant
Emmanuelle Bizien
Vocal coach
Martin Surot
Staging assistant
Florimond Plantier
Scenery assistant
Amélie Meseguer
Costumes assistant
Karelle Durand
Choregraphy assistant
Alexandre Galopin
Staging assistant
Roman G. Groß
La Périchole
Stéphanie d'Oustrac
Philippe Talbot
Don Andrès de Ribeira
Tassis Christoyannis
Don Miguel de Panatellas
Eric Huchet
Don Pedro de Hinoyosa
Lionel Peintre
First notary / Tarapote / the old prisoner
Thomas Morris
Second notary
Quentin Desgeorges
Berginella, Frasquinella
Marie Lenormand
Mastrilla, Brambilla
Lucie Peyramaure
Guadalena, Manuelita
Julie Goussot
Julia Wischniewski
Member of the choir les éléments


Lucille Daniel
Alexandre Galopin
Véronique Laugier
Jocelyn Laurent
Maria McClurg
Gaétan Renaudin

Les éléments
Orchestre de chambre de Paris


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