Bastille Day 2017 concert in Paris Champ de Mars

To end Bastille Day 2017 on a high note, the Orchestre national de France and the Chœur and the Maîtrise de Radio France awaits you on the Champ de Mars for a free and fine opera concert at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in presence of the greatest international singers and artists.

Following the success the concert met these past few years, the Champ de Mars will once again be the venue for a fine opera concert to celebrate French National Day.

The event will take place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Friday July 14, 2017at 9 p.m. It will be followed by the very famous fireworks let off by the Ruggieri company.

This free concert will once again be orchestrated by the Orchestre national de France, the Chœur de Radio France and the Maîtrise de Radio France. As a memo, Valery Gergiev will conduct this year’s Concert de Paris.


  • Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March / Orchestra only
  • Puccini – Gianni Schicchi “O mio babbino caro” / Nadine Sierra
  • Verdi – Rigoletto “La donna è mobile” / Bryan Hymel
  • Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet “The Dance of The Knights” / Orchestra only
  • Mozart – Don Giovanni “Deh vieni alla finestra” / Ludovic Tézier
  • Mozart – Don Giovanni “Fin ch’han dal vino” / Ludovic Tézier
  • Gounod – Romeo & Juliet: “Je Veux Vivre” / Diana Damrau
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – The Tsar’s Bride “Song of the Hops” / Orchestra + choir
  • Gounod – Sapho “O ma lyre immortelle” / Anita Rachvelishvili
  • Brahms – Double concerto “Vivace non troppo” (3rd mvt) / G. & R. Capuçon
  • Kabalevsky / A. Cottee – “Good Night” / Maîtrise de Radio France
  • Leoncavallo – Pagliacci “Vesti la Giubba” / Bryan Hymel
  • Chostakovitch – Suite for Jazz No.2 “Waltz No.2” / Orchestra only
  • Delibes – Lakmé “Flower Duet” / Nadine Sierra + Bryan Hymel
  • R. Strauss – Morgen / D. Damrau + R. Capuçon
  • Vangelis / Don Rose – “Chariots of Fire” (piano and orchestra version) / Orchestra only
  • Puccini – La Bohème “O soave fanciulla” / Nadine Sierra + Bryan Hymel
  • Moussorgsky / Ravel – Pictures at an exhibition “The Great Gate of Kiev” / Orchestra only
  • Verdi – Don Carlo “E lui!... desso!...” / B. Hymel + L. Tézier + Chœur de Radio France
  • Bizet – Carmen “Les voici la quadrille!” / Orchestra + Chœur + Maîtrise
  • Berlioz / Rouget de Lisle – La Marseillaise (Verse No.1 and No.2)

Diana Damrau: soprano
Nadine Sierra: soprano
Anita Rachvelishvili: mezzo-soprano
Bryan Hymel: tenor
Ludovic Tézier: baritone
Renaud Capuçon: violin
Gautier Capuçon: cello

Maîtrise de Radio France, Chœur de Radio France
Sofi Jeannin, choirmaster

Orchestre National de France
Valery Gergiev: conductor
Christian Knapp: associate conductor

If you cannot go and attend the concert, be sure to remember that it will be broadcasted live on France Inter (radio), presented by Anna Sigalévitch and on France 2 (TV).

Here is the 2016 concert:

Practical information:
Bastille Day 2017 concert in Paris
Friday July 14, 2017
Schedule: 9 p.m.
Venue: Champ de Mars
Free admission

To know what to do in Paris on Bastille day, check our other guides:

Elodie D.
Last updated on 13 July 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
On 14 July 2017
From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.



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    75007 Paris 7


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