The Opéra-Comique welcomes all audiences, offers special rates to young publics and commits to making performances accessible to all. . In 2023-2024, the Opéra-Comique will be pursuing the development of its societal schemes for even more openness and inclusion.
This commitment was hailed by the Afnor in 2018 when the Opéra-Comique was awarded the double label “Diversity” and “Vocational equality between women and men”. In 2020, a new double award conﬁrmed the Afnor’s support of the actions taken by the Opéra Comique regarding its staff (recruitment, remuneration and training) and its audiences (openness, accessibility, social and cultural actions). Discover the magic of opera or come and visit us more often
The Opéra-Comique is a historic opera house located in Paris, France. It is situated at 1 Place Boïeldieu in the 2nd arrondissement. The full name of the institution is Théâtre national de l’Opéra-Comique. The Opéra-Comique is known for its emphasis on operas that include spoken dialogue, distinguishing it from the grand opera style that typically features a continuous musical and vocal presentation.
The history of the Opéra-Comique dates back to the 18th century, and it has undergone various reconstructions and changes throughout the years. The current building was inaugurated in 1898 after a fire destroyed the previous structure. The architecture of the Opéra-Comique is a blend of the historic and the modern.
The repertoire of the Opéra-Comique includes both classical and contemporary operas, with a particular focus on works that feature a combination of sung and spoken elements. The theater has been associated with the premieres of several notable French operas.