Sounds of Lyon!

With classic and contemporary music, electro, rock, dub and not to forget traditional French music and French pop... Lyon has music and concerts to suit all tastes!

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ONL Expresso Concerts

The Lyon National Orchestra (ONL) regularly gives concerts at lunchtime, and now you can also sample one at 3 p.m., just like any good dessert! 

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Isabelle Fournet

The Great Concerts

For those who enjoy a little musical excellence, from the 17th September 2018 to the 23rd May 2019, be sure not to miss the big Baroque or Chamber...

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Isabelle Fournet


Again this season, the Auditorium will be giving us a novel take on both cinema and its music.

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Isabelle Fournet

Riddim Collision #20

Unmissable event marking the end of the summer in the Rhône-Alpes region focusing on alternative and emerging music: this sound lab-style festival...


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L'Heure espagnole / Maurice Ravel

The Lyon Opera House

As the French composer’s first piece for the stage, L’Heure Espagnole is a farce that brings together a woman, her husband, and her three lovers.

Riddim Collision #20

Lieux divers

Unmissable event marking the end of the summer in the Rhône-Alpes region focusing on alternative and emerging music: this sound lab-style festival...

Rodelinda / Georg Friedrich Haendel

The Lyon Opera House

A love triangle from beyond the grave.

From the house of the dead - Leoš Janáček

The Lyon Opera House

Adapted from Dostoyevsky’s The House of the Dead (1862), Leoš Janáček’s last opera also stands as the highest point in his operatic art.

Romeo and Juliet - Boris Blacher

Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse

Not changing a word of Shakespeare’s text seems to have been Boris Blacher’s guiding light for his Romeo and Juliet, while keeping a few essential...

The Enchantress - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Lyon Opera House

Festival - Lifes and Destinies Portrait of an untamed artist.

A Dido et Æneas- Henry Purcell / Kalle Kalima

The Lyon Opera House

Festival Lifes and Destinies. As an ancient queen, disappointed in love, Dido is the first great operatic heroine.

The Return of Ulysses / Claudio Monteverdi

The Maison de la Danse

Festival Lifes and Destinies An opera in its native state As the only opera staged by the Handspring Puppet Company, Il ritorno d’Ulisse is here...

Les Enfants du Levant / Isabelle Aboulker

Théâtre de la Renaissance

Based on a novel by Claude Gritti, Les enfants de l’île du Levant, which was published in 1999, Isabelle Aboulker and Christian Eymery, the associate...


Double Mixte

Reperkusound is the Lyon region's electro music festival, offering 2 nights of non-stop concerts.

Lessons in Love and Violence / George Benjamin

The Lyon Opera House

With his previous opera, Written on Skin, Georges Benjamin (born in 1960) rose to the summit of modern opera composers.

Nuits Sonores

Ancienne usine Fagor-Brandt

France's flagship electronic music festival, this event features international DJs in unusual settings.

Sathonay Blues Festival

Parc de la Mairie

It's a party in Sathonay with the 31th Sathonay Blues Festival. Do not miss the 3 evenings with all guests.

Barbe-Bleue / Jacques Offenbach

The Lyon Opera House

The terrible story of Barbe-Bleue, in which Charles Perrault recounts the story of King Henry VIII, has inspired several composers and librettists.

The Fourvière Nights

Roman Theatres of Lyon

Theatre, music, dance, opera, circus, cinema... Les Nuits de Fourvière has been dedicated to the performing arts and endeavoured to let different art...

Footconcert : les étoiles de l'espoir

Palais des sports

 Past event

An unforgettable celebratory show staged by the association sponsored by Amel Bent and Joël Bats, 2 hours of football and 2 hours of music.