Blanche Neige (Snow White) by Ballet Preljocaj
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
1 h 50 min
For all audiences
Highlights: Blanche Neige (Snow White) by Ballet Preljocaj
Imagine Snow White, the Grimm brothers' classic tale, revisited under the gilded halls of the Opéra Royal de Versailles. A breathtaking ballet, halfway between romanticism and modernity.
Angelin Preljocaj, the choreographer of this enchanting ballet, Blanche Neige has assembled a troupe of twenty-six dancers ready to share intense moments through dance with you. They unleash themselves to the bewitching symphonies of Gustav Mahler and sweep you up in a whirlwind of emotions.
Now imagine this talented troupe twirling around in costumes designed by the genius of Jean-Paul Gaultier. Yes, you read that right, Jean-Paul Gaultier. Expect extravagant crinoline dresses and costumes straight out of a haute couture dream. This revisitation of Snow White may not be exactly what you imagined, but it may surpass even your wildest fairytale dreams.
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Story: Blanche Neige (Snow White) by Ballet Preljocaj
An enchantment at the Opéra Royal de Versailles.
Blanche Neige (Snow White) by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, accompanied by the Seven Dwarfs, confronts the queen who looks at herself in the mirror every day. The choreographer has decided to put the spotlight on the stepmother. Yes, the one who couldn't stand Snow White's beauty. In this version, she is the main character, and it could even be said that she is almost the real heroine of this drama.
The enchanting sets designed by Thierry Leproust will immerse you in the enchanting world of Snow White. Each scene hits the mark, accompanied by Gustav Mahler's most famous movements.
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Royal Opera of Versailles
The Royal Opera of Versailles
Categorized as one of the largest performance halls in Europe during its inauguration in 1770 requested by Louis XV, it is presently still admired as one of the grand luxurious stages in Paris due to its lavishing décor composed of early-century design. The ceiling above the room comprises an exquisite form of art, something similar to what you would see in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
Opéra Royal was no ordinary room, it was prestigious among wealthy individuals who fancied theater. Hosting 1,500 people, only a specific number of guests were invited to view the best shows in Paris at the esteemed Versailles palace. Later the room was also used as a ballroom and a banquet hall.
After the revolution the Opéra Royal room was left whole but stripped of its 18th-century embellishment. Altering its original appearance, the room is renovated for official shows such as the opening of the Versailles museum in 1837. Renovated and inaugurated once again in 1957 after the Second World War by orders of architect André Japy, the room undertook a whole new look. In 2009 Opéra Royal opened its doors to spectators from all over the world and began to display an array of enlightened shows such as contemporary dance, ballet recitals, opera, and classical music concerts. Presently it offers more than 100 performances per season in its golden room occupied with ostentatious chandeliers, surrounded by red velvet seating.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No
How do I get to the Royal Opera of Versailles?
Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by: RER lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles can be reached by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station which is the closest station to the castle. From this station the castle is a 10-minute walk. Tansilien lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by Transilien lines N and U from Versailles Chantiers station and by line L from Versailles Rive Droite station. From this station the castle is a 25-minute walk. Bus lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by bus line 171 from the metro station, Pont de Sèvres (metro line 9). The Royal Opera of Versailles is located within the Château de Versailles. To get there, follow the signs for Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur. We invite you to consult the map above for directions. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.
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I bought premium tickets for Blanche Neige and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?
Yes, it’s completely normal! Your order will first be created as a pre-booking so that the Royal Opera of Versailles can assign your seat. You may see a pre-payment on your card, but rest assured that we will not charge your card until your reservation has been validated by the Royal Opera of Versailles. Once the reservation is validated, you will receive your ticket by e-mail. Due to the large number of requests that the Royal Opera of Versailles has to manage, this process usually takes two days, but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be cancelled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.
Is there a coat check available at the Versailles Castle?
In application of the Vigipirate plan, suitcases and large bags are prohibited on the Versailles estate (various gates in the Château, park, and gardens).
A number of automatic lockers are available at information points, where you can leave your personal belongings and luggage smaller than cabin size (46x43x26 cm maximum).