Lyrical New Years Eve at La Monnaie - Paris

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the great arias of opera and Viennese operetta, up close to the artists.

On 31 December at 8.30pm, La Monnaie de Paris opens its doors to a limited number of guests in evening dress for the second edition of a musical New Year’s Eve celebration of the great opera arias.

Four talented artists will perform a festive programme specially designed for this unique occasion.

An exceptional cocktail reception using the finest ingredients will be served with caviar and champagne.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening in France’s oldest institution, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with exceptional views over the Seine and the Louvre.

The programme:

Great scenes from Puccini’s La Bohème, Verdi’s Rigoletto and Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, festive arias from the famous Viennese operettas by Strauss and Lehár, and plenty of surprises…

Your evening :

  • 20:30 Welcome with champagne and caviar
  • 21:15 First part of the concert
  • 22:00 Cocktail reception
  • 22:45 Second part of the concert
  • 23:30 Tasting of mignardises
  • 00:00 “Brindisi” with the artists
  • 01:00 End of the evening

The Program

Puccini – La Bohème 
“Chi è là?… Si sente meglio?” (Rodolfo, Mimì) 
“Che gelida manina” (Rodolfo)
“Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì” (Mimì) 
“O soave fanciulla” (Mimì, Rodolfo, Marcello)

Verdi – Rigoletto
“Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” (Rigoletto)
“Gualtier Maldè … Caro nome che il mio cor” (Gilda) 
“La donna è mobile” (Duca) 
“Sì, vendetta, tremenda vendetta” (Rigoletto, Gilda)  

Offenbach – Les Contes d’Hoffmann 
« Scintille, diamant » (Dapertutto)
Barcarolle “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour » (tutti)  


Debussy – Clair de lune, piano  

Gounod -Faust, Roméo et Juliette 
“Salut ! demeure chaste et pure” (Faust)
Ah, je veux vivre dans ce rêve” (Juliette)  

Mozart – Don Giovanni  
“Finch’han dal vino” (Don Giovanni) 

Strauss – Die Fledermaus 
“Mein Herr Marquis” (Armelle Khourdoïan)

Lehár – La veuve joyeuse  
« Viens ! Dans ce joli pavillon » (Christophe de Solages) 

Offenbach – La Périchole 
Couplets de l’incognito : « Sans en souffler rien à personne » (Marc Souchet)
Air de la griserie : « Ah ! quel dîner je viens de faire ! » (Armelle Khourdoïan)

Lehár – Das Land des Lächelns 
“ Dein ist mein ganzes Herz ! » (Christophe de Solages) ”

Messager – L’amour masqué 
“J’ai deux amants” (Armelle Khourdoïan) 

Lehár – La veuve joyeuse 
“Heure exquise” (Armelle Khourdoïan, Marc Souchet) 

Donizetti – La fille du régiment  
“Tous les trois réunis” (Armelle Khourdoïan, Christophe de Solages, Marc Souchet)

Talented artists

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Armelle Khourdoïan

The 2014 Adami Revelation Artist, soprano Armelle Khourdoïan took her first steps at the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris. Whether in Milan or on the vast Chorégies d’Orange stage, her rich voice excels in a wide range of repertoires.

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Christophe Poncet de Solages

With a pronounced talent for languages, tenor Christophe Poncet de Solages explores a vast repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, in opera and concert, performing Bach, Verdi and Strauss..

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Marc Souchet

With his powerful, warm voice adapted to the Italian repertoire, baritone Marc Souchet has already taken on many Verdian and Puccinian roles. He has also explored French operas which he handles with equal ease.

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Katia Weimann

Katia Weimann began playing the piano at the age of 6 and quickly developed a passion for opera. She works closely with singers and, as lead pianist, accompanies the Maîtrise Populaire de l’Opéra Comique.

The Hotel of Monnaie de Paris

La Monnaie de Paris welcomes you to its majestic 18th-century neoclassical palace.
At the top of the Escalier d’Honneur, the Salon Guillaume Dupré, inspired by Italian Renaissance models, becomes a unique setting for the opera.


  • Time 8.30pm
  • Dress Code: Evening dress
  • Address: La Monnaie de Paris – 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris

Price of the evening 595 €

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