Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Paris of course!

I did a run in my blog on theaters around and in Paris a while back . I deliberatly left this one out as could not find a picture to go with it, and rather need to have one, I know i took it while visiting briefly on the studio part. So here it is folks, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées , an instutition in Paris, and my belle France.

The Théâtre des Champs-Élysées theater is a performance hall located at 15, avenue Montaigne, in the 8éme arrondissement of Paris and inaugurated on April 2, 1913. The building actually houses three rooms: the Champs-Élysées Theater (1,905 seats), the Champs-Élysées Comedy (601 seats) and the Champs-Élysées Studio (230 seats). The Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations has owned the building at 15 avenue Montaigne, which also includes the Maison Blanche restaurant, and the Manko -Le Club since 1970, and is the main sponsor of the programming in the various rooms. This is a classic so at least come see it and if what not see a play , I saw a painting show or vernissage there , and lunch at the restaurant, grand.

A bit on the construction I like

The building is commonly regarded as one of the precursors of the art deco style of which it was one of the first representatives in architecture. It houses three performance halls and a restaurant at the top, aligned with neighboring buildings on three levels. Auguste Perret (the men of Amiens) was the concrete lover but here he compromised a little with his principles , here dressed the facade with travertine plates and the stage frame with Allier marble plates, where the exceptional bas-reliefs in white Bourdelle marble are integrated The four groups of interior columns have been left visible

The building has three performance halls as said, a large 1,905-seat Italian hall for opera and music; an average room with 601 seats (the Comedy) and a small one with 230 seats (the Studio), both dedicated to the theater. The interior decoration of the theater includes some works by Bourdelle such as a bronze and frescoes. Also, Maurice Denis carried out the decoration of the dome from 1910-1912 with the Greek Orchestra, The Opera, The Symphony, The Lyrical Drama, separated by tondi illustrating The Choir, The Orchestra, The Sonata and The Organ. Great!!!

Paris

The Mecca of classical music in Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées has hosted many symphonic orchestras such as the Vienna, Munich, New York Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concert Orchestra. . The National Orchestra of France is currently in residence there. It was inaugurated on March 31, 1913 with a concert of French music with the participation of Camille Saint-Saëns: La Mer by Claude Debussy, L’Apprenti Sorcier by Paul Dukas and the Prélude de Fervaal by Vincent d’Indy ;all works directed by the composers themselves!! and the creation of Ode à la musique by Emmanuel Chabrier, under the direction of Désiré-Émile Inghelbrecht. On March 31, the beam of the Eiffel Tower exceptionally lighted up the facade of the theatre!!

In 1984, a complete renovation of the stage cage was decided, as well as the renovation of the classified public parts. When it reopened to the public in September 1986, the Benvenuto Cellini was programmed, which also opened the theater at the inauguration in 1913. In 2010, 50 private Parisian theaters united in the Association for the Support of Private Theater (ASTP) and the National Union of Directors and Turners of Private Theater (SNDTP), of which the Theater, Comedy and Studio des Champs-Élysées, decide to join forces under a common banner: Théâtres parisiens associés or the associated Parisian Theaters. Webpage in French: https://www.theatresparisiensassocies.com/

Le Comédie des Champs-Élysées was inaugurated on April 3, 1913 with the creation of L’Exilée by Henry Kistemaeckers, followed by Jean Bastia’s review, En Douce, with Mistinguett. In 1923, Jacques Hébertot decided to transform the Galerie Montaigne, where exhibitions ;including the first devoted to Modigliani and the first Dada events, were organized, into a performance hall for the test theater. The layout is entrusted to Louis Jouvet, the artistic direction to Kommisarjevski then Gaston Baty from March 28, 1924 to April 14, 1928. And the Studio des Champs-Élysées was born.

The official webpage of the théâtre des Champs Elysées in French is here: Official Theatre des Champs Elysees

And there you another dandy monument of my eternal Paris that have my footprints on it. Hopefully, yours too and enjoy it as much as I did. A marvelous monument icon of Paris in theater goers lingo, the Champs Elysees theater of Paris.

And remember , happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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