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Projects & Challenges

Faithful to the values of excellence and for living together, the Theatre des Champs-Elysées sets up committed citizen projects that could not be realized without your support. These actions aim to perpetuate the place of culture in tomorrow's world in order to give meaning to everyone's investment, whether it is collective or individual.

Join a project that corresponds to your values to reinforce the impact of your environmental, social, and cultural commitment!

Point d'orgue

ENCOURAGE ARTISTIC CREATIVITY


True to its reputation as an avant-garde theater, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées has presented the world premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring since its inauguration in 1913, followed by Diaghilev's Russian ballets... Since then, the Theatre has maintained its commitment to creation by offering several world premieres.

Today, this artistic creativity is part of the TCE's DNA and is perpetuated thanks to the support of its patrons, who have made possible the world premiere of a new contemporary opera in March 2021, Point d'orgue, commissioned by the Theatre from composer Thierry Escaich and librettist Olivier Py, a new jewel of French musical heritage.

Jeunes talents

BRING ARTISTS BACK ON STAGE AND SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMERGING TALENT


This season, more than ever, the Theatre is eager to reunite with its audiences after a trying year that has left its mark on the cultural world. To strengthen its artistic commitment, the Theatre has endeavored to maintain rehearsals and support the artistic teams as well as artists despite its closure.

It is with great joy that the 2021-2022 season offers the artists a long-awaited return. As it has for many years, the Theatre takes part in the discovering of emerging talents. Remember their names: Chloé Briot, Francesco Salvadori, Sahy Ratia, Philippe-Nicolas Martin, Jan Lisiecki and Alexandra Dovgan.

Jeunes

WELCOME ALL AUDIENCES AND MAKE ARTISTIC WORK ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE


The Theatre aims to be a place of life, encounters and discovery, open to all. It pursues its ambition to welcome more and more young people, thanks to an adapted pricing policy, dedicated actions, free access to the pre-generals etc...

Therefore, the Theatre offers to the Young Patrons the possibility to become Ambassadors. They will thus have the pleasure of sharing their passions with young people who are not initiated to music, opera, and dance and who will be invited by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Rayonnement du Théâtre

CONTRIBUTE TO THE ARTISTIC PRESTIGE OF THE THEATRE, BOTH LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY


Thanks to co-productions, each season the Theatre offers a rich and eclectic program to promote this unique Parisian institution throughout the world.

During the 2021-2022 season, the Théâtre will bring Les Noces de Figaro to the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Opéra de Lausanne and the Opéra Royal de Versailles, Orfeo ed Euridice to the Toronto Opera, La Voix Humaine - Point d'orgue to the Opéra National de Bordeaux and the Opéra de Saint-Etienne, La Vie Parisienne to the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and the Opéra de Tours... 

Since the creation of the American Friends of the TCE, a strong link has been established with the Metropolitan Opera of New York, which will host the production of La Somnambule

Les grandes voix lyriques d’Afrique

SUPPORT GENDER EQUITY AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE MUSIC WORLD

 

The Theatre wants to make parity a key part of its commitment. Diversity is illustrated by the Great Lyric Voices of Africa evening on April 16, 2022, which features artists performing French, Italian, German and African opera arias and sacred songs.

On March 8, 2022, International Women's Rights Day, the evening Une histoire de la musique au féminin is dedicated to women composers who are still too little known.

The Theater continues to be a place of recognition and emergence of women conductors: Karina Canellakis, Mirga Grazinyté-Tyla, Emmanuelle Haim, Aurore Tillac, Antje Weithaas, Deborah Nemtanu...

Un Elixir d'amour

SUPPORT ACTIONS OF SOLIDARITY AND INCLUSION


For the past four years, the Theater has produced and presented every season a participatory opera and has collaborated with schools in Paris and the surrounding region (REP, REP+ classes and specialized institutes) to enable young people to become familiar with classical music and practice singing. Thanks to the support of our Patrons, the audio description performances have been perpetuated.

A new step was taken in the commitment to accessibility by offering for the first time an adaptation in French Sign Language (LSF) of the participatory opera L'Elixir d'amour by Donizetti. In the years to come, the Theatre will expand and multiply its accessibility initiatives to allow all audiences to share moments of emotion and to offer equal access behind and beyond the stage.

Projets numériques

STRENGTHEN SOCIAL LINKS, REAL OR VIRTUAL, THROUGH INNOVATIVE DIGITAL PROJECTS


The recent context has pushed us to innovate in new channels of sharing and broadcasting. Despite its closed doors, the Theater wished to offer to all, performances digitally broadcasted. L’Elixir d’amour was captured behind closed doors so that a DVD could be offered to students who had learned to sing with the artists. The world premiere of the contemporary opera Point d'orgue was also created and filmed thanks to the support of our patrons, for VOD.

The Theatre's objective is to keep developing digital projects that will become precious tools for mediation.

Giulio Cesare

DEVISE ARTISTIC PROJECTS THAT RESPECT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT


The Theatre is willing to engage in a sustainable way in reflections about its environmental impact to face the new societal challenges. This will require a collective awareness from all the Theatre's teams and artists to invest in a daily eco-responsible approach. These sustainable development criteria are being more and more incorporated into the development of opera productions.

The new production of Giulio Cesare is an eco-responsible production since all the sets are made of recycled materials.