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:
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.
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)
Royal Opera of Versailles
History and Fun Facts about 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