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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

Cine-concerts

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

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Isabelle Fournet

Mefistofele / Arrigo Boito

Boito’s work has rarely been honoured in France. It is thus all the more passionate that the Opéra de Lyon, which likes to put on productions of...

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Mefistofele / Arrigo Boito

The Lyon Opera House

Boito’s work has rarely been honoured in France. It is thus all the more passionate that the Opéra de Lyon, which likes to put on productions of...

Film-concert - Lumière Festival, The Golden Rush by Charlie Chaplin

Auditorium de Lyon - Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL)

For its 10th anniversary, the Lumière festival invites two great figures of burlesque, Chaplin and Keaton, for exceptional moments accompanied by live...

Nabucco / Giuseppe Verdi

Auditorium de Lyon - Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL)

In Nabucco, the general public awaits and remembers the famous chorus, Va pensiero, which stands as a second Italian national anthem, in...

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...

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.

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...

Fête de la Musique

Lieux divers

 Past event

Fête de la Musique showcases amateur music practices and acts as a springboard for emerging talents. Different musical breaks are available throughout...

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.