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 Gabetta 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.
Saturday, October 2nd at 7 p.m.
Crescentini, Napoleon’s Castrato
Franco Fagioli (counter-tenor), Orchestre de l'Opéra Royal, Stefan Plewniak (conductor)
Sunday, October 3rd at 5 p.m.
Mathias Vidal (countertenor), Ensemble Marguerite Louise, Gaétan Jarry (conductor)
Friday, October 8th at 8 p.m.
De Lalande : Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roi
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre (conductor)
Saturday October 16th at 7 p.m.
Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth (conductor)
Sunday, January 9th 2022 at 3 p.m.
Fagioli : Mozart et Les Castrats
Franco Fagioli (countertenor), Kammerorchester Basel, Daniel Bard (violon and conductor)
Thursday, January 13th 2022 at 8 p.m.
Molière/Charpentier : les Plaisirs de Versailles
Caroline Weynants, Caroline Bardot, Eugénie Lefebvre (dessus), Blandine de Sansal (bas-dessus), Clément Debieuvre, Vojtech Semerad (countertenors), Etienne Bazola (bass), Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé (conductor)
Friday, January 14th 2022 at 8 p.m.
Molière/Lully : le Ballet des Jean-Baptiste
Ana Quintans (soprano), Cyril Auvity (tenor), Marc Mauillon (baritone), Igor Bouin (baritone and narrator), Virgile Ancely (bass), Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre (conductor)
Tuesday, January 25th 2022 at 8 p.m.
The Three Countertenors and the castrati virtuosity competition
Filippo Mineccia, Samuel Mariño and Valer Sabadus (countertenors), Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal, Stefan Plewniak (conductor)
Wednesday, June 1st at 8 p.m.
Bach : Concertos Brandebourgeois
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Thursday, June 23rd at 8 p.m.
Rameau : Nouvelle Symphonie Imaginaire
Thomas Dollié (baritone), Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski (conductor)
Saturday, June 25th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 26th at 5 p.m.
Lully/Charpentier : Molière et ses musiques - Extracts from Le Malade imaginaire, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, George Dandin…
Lambert Wilson (narrator and bass), Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor), Compagnie Les Corps Eloquents, Hubert Hazebroucq (choreography), Vincent Boussard (dramaturgy)
Tuesday, July 12th at 8 p.m.
Philippe Jaroussky et Valer Sabadus : Les Premiers castrats à Paris
Philippe Jaroussky and Valer Sabadus (countertenors), L’Arpeggiata, Christina Pluhar (theorbo and conductor)
Saturday, July 16th at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Vivaldi : Les Quatre Saisons / Concerti di Parigi
Concerti di Parigi, Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal, Stefan Plewniak (violon solo and conductor)
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).
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