Concert Series at the Royal Opera of Versailles

Concert Series Royal Opera of Versailles
Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal

Until July 10, 2021

French

Location

Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats

Duration

From 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes


Details

Classical concert
Recommended for all ages
No dialogue


Highlights

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.

Story

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.

 

Concert Program

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

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Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal

4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

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.

Fun facts:

Capacity: 750

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

FAQ

How do I get to the Royal Opera of Versailles?

You may access the Royal Opera of Versailles by RER C at Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, by using lines N and U of the Transilien at Versailles Chantiers station and also by line L at Versailles Rive Droite station. The Opera is also accessible by bus line 171. The Royal Opera is located on the grounds of the Castle. Access is via Door B (on the right in the Cour d'honneur, near the Royal Chapel). For more information, please see the map above. In case of any difficulty, you may contact our customer service from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

What should I do when I arrive at Royal Opera of Versailles?

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the show. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Is there a dress code?

There is no specific dress code, however, proper clothing is required. For the gala evenings, we suggest men to wear a suit and ladies to wear a dress.

Can I take pictures during the performance?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the performance. However, you can take photos of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

Is it mandatory to tip a usher?

Each spectator is greeted in the hall by an usher who will lead them to the seat. According to custom at the Opéra Royal of Versailles, ushers may request a tip which you may grant if you wish. It is by no means mandatory.