New season


Take the path to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and live the experience of a participatory opera with Un Elixir d'amour from Donizetti

Un Elixir d'amour © Alessia Santambroggio
Un Elixir d'amour © Alessia Santambroggio
Un Elixir d'amour © Alessia Santambroggio
Un Elixir d'amour © Alessia Santambroggio

young audience participatory opera

Un Elixir d'amour
A factory of ideas from Donizetti

Marc Leroy-Calatayud | direction
Manuel Renga | staging 
Aurelio Colombo | scenography, costumes
Henri Tresbel | translation and adaptation of the libretto

Dima Bawab / Norma Nahoun | Adina / Factory worker / Wedding guest 
Matthieu Justine / Sahy Ratia | Nemorino
Jean-Christophe Lanièce | Belcore
Thibault de Damas | Dulcamara
Sara Gouzy | Gianetta / Factory worker / Wedding guest
Natalie Pérez | Factory worker / Wedding guest

Les Frivolités Parisiennes

Monday 1st, Thursday 4, Tuesday 9 February 2021 10am and 2pm
Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Monday 8, Wednesday 10, Friday 12 February 2021 10am

Sung in French with French subtitles – Approximate running time: 1h15

 Theachers documentation

 For schoolchildren

 VIDEO - Manuel Renga, stage director

 VIDEO - Marc Leroy-Calatayud, conductor

 VIDEO - Lucie Larnicol, choir master

Considered one of the most successful opera buffas in the bel canto repertoire, The Elixir of Love has also long been Donizetti's most popular work. It is a true sentimental comedy in which the effectiveness of a comic libretto and beautiful musical writing are successfully intertwined. The story is simple: Nemorino is a young villager in love with Adina, a rich and beautiful heiress. In order to seduce her, he buys a love potion that turns out to be ordinary wine... But after many adventures, the two lovebirds end up getting together. The craftsmen of this version intended for young audiences, have chosen to locate the action in a factory that manufactures a syrup that all children hate. In a universe somewhere between Chaplin's Modern Times and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, who will have the courage to change the recipe to make a delicious sweet drink?

To fully live this new participatory adventure, young and old are invited to participate in song learning workshops.

Single price 7 € 
Free for accompanying person (1 for 10 children)

For each new show, we provide teachers with a resource pack, organise a meeting with the artistic team, and run singing training workshops for students and their teachers.

Sign Language: Tuesday 2 february 10am
Audiodescription : Tuesday 9, Friday 12 february 10am

PRODUCTION Aslico, en coproduction avec le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées et l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie
La Caisse des Dépôts s’engage pour l’accès à la culture des jeunes publics.
ARKEMA accompagne les jeunes générations dans la découverte de la musique et de l’art lyrique.
La Fondation d’entreprise ENGIE, mécène de l’accessibilité au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées soutient les initiatives en faveur des jeunes en situation de handicap.
Avec le concours de Lumni
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- Audiodescription and Sign language  01 49 52 50 62