Jules Massenet

A medieval fairy play by Massenet, in which love and marital fidelity are put to the test by the Devil.

Photo Grisélidis
© Marc Ginot
Vannina Santoni
Vannina Santoni © Capucine de Chocqueuse
Jean-Marie Zeitouni
Jean-Marie Zeitouni - DR


Vannina Santoni | Grisélidis 
Julien Dran | Alain
Thomas Dolié | Le Marquis
Tassis Christoyannis | Le Diable
Antoinette Dennefeld | Fiamina
Adèle Charvet | Bertrade
Thibault de Damas | Le Prieur
Adrien Fournaison | Gondebaut

Jean-Marie Zeitouni | direction
Chœur et Orchestre de l’Opéra national Montpellier Occitanie 

Sung in French with French and English subtitles.


Inspired by a twelfth-century legend, the plot of Grisélidis features the wife of a knight who is fighting in the Holy Land. When the Devil tests her fidelity, the wife becomes a devoted mother to avoid yielding to temptation. Massenet’s work, which was intended for the Opéra-Comique in Paris, where it was premiered in 1901, tackles the medieval period in contrasting registers: religion, fantasy, comedy and the sublime. A fine team of French singers allows us to rediscover this neglected opus.

Coproduction Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Palazzetto Bru Zane / Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie, dans le cadre du Xe Festival Palazzetto Bru Zane Paris

You may also like


Jules Massenet

After Thaïs and prior to Grisélidis at the end of the season, we discover this rare Hérodiade, a work which exudes both sensuality and mysticism.

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres

Mozart, Latilla, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet...

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee go head to head in a bel canto festival.

Rolando Villazón

Mozart, Offenbach, Verdi, Massenet, Zarzuelas and Napolitan songs

All the warmth and generosity of Rolando Villazón for a programme in the form of a musical self-portrait.

Continue without accepting

We respect your privacy

With your consent, we use cookies or similar technologies to store and access personal information such as your visit to this website. You can withdraw your consent or object to processin based on legitimate interest at any time by cliking on "Find out more" or in your privacy policy on this website.

Welcome to the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées website

The Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and its partners set cookies and use non-sensitive information from your device to improve our products and display personalized advertising and content. You can accept or refuse these different operations. To find out more about cookies, the data we use, the processing operations we carry out and the partners with whom we work, you can consult our cookies dedicated page.