Michel Franck Editorial
" Pouvoir penser une programmation dans la durée est une chance dont j’apprécie aujourd’hui la juste valeur et qui dicte certains de mes choix artistiques : tout d’abord parce qu’il faut respecter l’histoire d’un lieu et sa trajectoire artistique, mais parce qu’il faut aussi pouvoir tirer des leçons du passé pour penser au futur..." See more
From yesterday to today
The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées is one of the most elegant performance venues in Paris. Designed in 1913 by a group of artists (Henry Van de Velde, the Perret brothers, Antoine Bourdelle, Maurice Denis), it was the first Parisian theatre to be entirely built of reinforced concrete, and has perpetuated for the past century a tradition of eclectic programmes of a high standard (opera, recitals, orchestral concerts, dance). Its opening is still vividly remembered for the ‘scandal’ of the premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps, whose impact on the public derived as much from Stravinsky’s music as from Nijinsky’s choreography. The artistic adventure of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has been distinguished by the presence, for over one hundred years now, of the most prestigious creative figures in the history of music, opera and dance.
« les chroniques du Theatre des champs-elysees » collection
The aim of the “Chroniques” collection is to explore current programming throughout the season in parallel with the history of the Théâtre by looking at an artist, work, repertoire or theme. Each issue comprises a text with a preface by prestigious writers in the field or performers, lavish illustrations, and a selection of audio archives in collaboration with Ina, the national audiovisual institute (accessed via QR codes).