• 25 Nov

    Capriccio: The Final Opera

    From January 19 to February 14, 2016, the Palais Garnier invites the opera lovers to enjoy the German composer Richard Strauss’ final opera, Capriccio.

    Capriccio’s libretto was written by Strauss in 1941, in collaboration with Clemens Heinrich Krauss, who wrote most of the final part of it. However, the idea of the opera originated from the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig in the 1930’s.

    Capriccio is a one-act “conversation piece of music” as Strauss describes it. It was first performed on the stage of the Nationaltheater München on October 28, 1942, with the conduction of Krauss.

    Today's production lasts approximately two hours and a half without an interval. It unites the German conductor Ingo Metzmacher and the Canadian opera director Robert Carsen.



     Voice type


     Countess Madeleine

     A young widow


     Emily Magee

     The Count

     Brother of Countess Madeleine


     Wolfgang Koch


     A musician


     Benjamin Bernheim


     A poet


     Lauri Vasar

     La Roche

     A theater director


     Lars Woldt


     An actress


     Daniela Sindram

     Monsieur Taupe

     A prompter


     Graham Clark

     Italian Singer



     Chiara Skerath

     Italian Singer



     Juan José De León




     Jérôme Varnier

    8 servants



     Ook Chung

     Julien Joguet

     Myoung-Chang Kwon

     Chae Wook Lim

     Vincent Morell

     Christian Rodrigue Moungoungou

     Hyun-Jong Roh

     Slawomir Szychowiak

     3 musicians (violin, cello, and harpsichord)

     A young dancer (silent role)


    If you are staying at Sister Hotels Champs-Elysees Paris, this is a great opportunity for you to visit Palais Garnier and to attend Capriccio.

    The opera is supertitled in both French and English languages.


    Book your ticket NOW!