Concert Series at the Royal Chapel of Versailles

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Royal Chapel of Versailles

Until April 23, 2022

French or English

Location

Royal Chapel of Versailles
1 Place Léon Gambetta, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 800 seats

Duration

Between 1 hour 15 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes
With or without intermission


Details

Classical music concert
Recommended for all ages
In French, English, German or Italian


Highlights

Immerse yourself into the beauty of baroque music with this series of concerts staged at the Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. Throughout the season, you have a unique chance to hear the most famous motets, oratorios and requiems by Bach, Charpentier, Handel and Vivaldi under the direction of Hervé Niquet, Valentin Tournet, Stéphane Fuget and many others.

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 glass of champagne and an exclusive programme. See below for more details.

Story

When Louis XIV was in power, he wanted the music played at the Chapelle Royale to become the most beautiful religious music in Europe. With this sublime series of concerts, the King's wishes will come true!
Handel's Messiah, Bach's Magnificat, Clérembault's greatest motets and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, are only some of the few works that will enchant the Royal Chapel during this magnificent season. The great organ of the Royal Chapel, on which Mozart and François Couperin played, will resound once again with Vivaldi's sublime repertoire.
These works will be performed by famous soloists, such as Marie Perbost, Samuel Mariño, Mathias Vidal, Pygmalion and Correspondances ensembles.

 

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

Wednesday, November 10th at 8 p.m.

Brahms : a German requiem

Mari Eriksmoen (soprano), André Schuen (baritone)

Pygmalion (choir and orchestra), Raphaël Pichon (director)

 

Tuesday, November 16th at 8 p.m.

Campra : requiem

Gwendoline Blondeel (dessus), Nicholas Scott (countertenor), Zachary Wilder (taille), Marc Mauillon (bass-taille), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (director)

 

Saturday, November 20th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 21st at 8 p.m.

Mozart et Salieri : Requiem

Fatma Saïd (soprano), Ambroisine Bré (alto), Robin Tritschler (tenor),
Andreas Wolf (bass), Le Concert Spirituel (choir and orchestra), Hervé Niquet (director)

 

Wednesday, December 8th at 8 p.m.

Haendel : Le Messie

Chiara Skerath (soprano), Reginald Mobley (countertenor), Krystian Adam (tenor), Stephan Macleod (bass), La Chapelle Harmonique, Valentin Tournet (director).

 

Friday, December 10th at 8 p.m.

Rameau/Mondoville : Grands Motets

Nicholas Scott (haute-countertenor), Maïlys de Villoutreys, Virgine Thomas (dessus), François Joron (taille), David Witczak (bass-taille), Ensemble Marguerite Louise (choir and orchestra), Gaétan Jarry (director)

 

Sunday, December 19th at 3 p.m.

Charpentier : Messe de Minuit

Caroline Weynants, Caroline Bardot, Perrine Devillers, Marie-Frédérique Girod (dessus), Vojtech Semerad, David Tricou (countertenor), Antonin Rondepierre, Thibault Givaja (tailles), Etienne Bazola, Alexandre Baldo (bass), Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé (director)

 

Friday, March 11th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Bach : Nativité - Cantates de l'Avent

Julian Prégardien (evangéliste), Huw Montague Rendall (Jesus), Ying Fang (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Laurence Kilsby (tenor), Christian Immler (bass), Pygmalion (choir and orchestra) Raphaël Pichon (director)

 

Saturday, March 12th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Bach : Passion - Passion selon saint-Jean

Julian Prégardien (evangéliste), Huw Montague Rendall (Jesus), Ying Fang (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Laurence Kilsby (tenor), Christian Immler (bass), Pygmalion (choir and orchestra) Raphaël Pichon (director)

 

Sunday, March 20th 2022 at 4 p.m.

Lully : Grands Motets - Benedictus

Claire Lefilliâtre, Victoire Bunel (dessus), Cyril Auvity, Clément Debieuvre, Serge Goubioud (countertenor), Marc Mauillon (taille), Benoît Arnould (bass-taille), Geoffroy Buffière, Renaud Delaigue (bass), Les Epopées, Stéphane Fuget (direction)

 

Friday, April 15th 2022 at 8 p.m.

Couperin : Leçons de Ténèbres

Sophie Junker and Florie Valiquette (sopranos), Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal, Stéphane Fuget (director)

 

Saturday, April 16th 2022 at 7 p.m.

Pergolèse/Vivaldi : Stabat Materfor two castrati

Samuel Mariño (sopraniste), Filippo Mineccia (countertenor), Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal, Marie Van Rhijn (organ and director)

 

Saturday, April 23rd 2022 at 7 p.m.

Concert-commémoration du génocide arménien

Chouchane Siranossian (violon), Astrig Siranossian (cello), Nathanael Gouin (piano), Narek Kazazyan (kanun), Levon Chatikyan (duduk)

 

Health Pass Information

From July 21st, 2021, health pass is mandatory to attend events of more than 50 spectators (applies to all spectators of at least 18 years old until August 31st, and to all spectactors of at least 12 years old from September 1st, 2021).
We invite you to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance, as pass verification is likely to slightly increase access time to venues.

 

Access to performances will be authorised if the pass certifies:

  •   - either complete vaccination, with one of the vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen)
  •   - or a negative RT-PCR or antigen test less than 48 hours old
  •   - or a positive RT-PCR test confirming recovery from Covid-19, at least 11 days old and less than six months old

 

Health pass is in the form of a QR Code, to be presented on a mobile device or in printed version. Only QR Codes delivered in France or in a European country (EU Digital Covid Certificate) are valid.
Spectators living in France: the QR Code may be imported into the French ‘TousAntiCovid’ mobile application (with the function « Scan the QR Code »), or printed from the Ameli.fr French Social Security website. 

 

For more information, we recommend you to visit the French government website (https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire) or the European Union website (https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate).

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Royal Chapel of Versailles

1 Place Léon Gambetta, 78000 Versailles
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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.

How long does the performance last?

The performance lasts between 1 hour and 2 hours and 30 minutes.