Concert Series at the Royal Opera of Versailles
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
From 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes
Recommended for all ages
You will hear magnificent countertenors such as Jakub Józef Orliński, Filippo Mineccia, Samuel Mariño and Valer Sabadus at the luxurious hall of the Royal Opera of Versailles.
To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose from a selection of unique add-ons upon booking, such as a dinner cocktail, a glass of champagne, and an exclusive programme. See below for more details.
The Royal Opera of Versailles is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a beautiful concert series. Concerts will be performed by internationally renowned singers and orchestras under the direction of Philippe Jaroussky, Andrés Gabettan and Raphaël Pichon. You will hear the greatest works of well-known composers such as Mozart, Rameau and Vivaldi. This concert series is a great opportunity to learn more about classical and baroque music.
You may find the performances programme below.
Premium Options & Experiences
Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose one of the following upgraded offers at the time of booking:
Dinner Cocktail + Champagne + Programme + Show
This offer includes a cocktail reception before the show, unlimited champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best seating category.
Champagne + Programme + Show
This offer includes a glass of champagne and a printed programme, as well as exclusive access to the best two seating categories.
November 1, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Mathias Vidal (high-cons) Rameau Triomphant
Airs of operas by Jean-Philippe Rameau
November 21st, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Le Poème Harmonique (baroque ensemble), Vincent Dumestre (conductor)
Symphonies for the King's Suppers by Michel-Richard de Lalande
January 8th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), Il Giardino d'Amore (orchestra), Stefan Plewniak (conductor)
Arias and concertos by Vivaldi and Handel
January 9th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ensemble Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon (conductor)
Symphonies n ° 39, 40, 41 by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
March 10th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Bruno de Sá (Abel), Christophe Dumaux (Cain), Sandrine Piau (Eve), Kresimir Spicer (Adam), Yannis François (Lucifer), Paul-Antoine Benos Djian (La voce di Deo), Ensemble Artaserse, Philippe Jaroussky (conductor)
Il Primo Omicidio by Alessandro Scarlatti
March 20th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Caroline Weynants, Caroline Bardot, Deborah Cachet (top), Clément Debieuvre, Vojtech Semerad (high-counters), Etienne Bazola, Nicolas Brooymans (low), blandine de Sansal (bottom-top), François-Olivier Jean, Antonin Rondepierre (sizes ), Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé (direction), Jos Houben assisted by Emily Wilson (game direction)
Entertainment and chamber operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
March 30th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Filippo Mineccia, Samuel Mariño and Valer Sabadus (Countertenors), Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Stefan Plewniak (conductor)
Airs, duets and trios by Handel, Ariosti, Bononcini, Vinci, Gasparini
May 23rd, 2021 at 4 p.m.
Orchester national d'Île-de-France, Case Scalgione (conductor)
Gustav Mahler Symphony No.9 in D major
June 1st, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (chamber music ensemble)
Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach
July 10th, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Andrés Gabetta (conductor)
The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal
Categorized a 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 staging in Paris due its lavishing décor composed of early century design. The ceiling above the room comprises of an exquisite form of art, something similar to what you would see in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy.
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 and for official shows such as the opening of the Versailles museum in 1837. Renovated an 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