Die Entführung aus dem Serail à l'Opéra Royal de Versailles

Die Entführung aus dem Serail à l'Opéra Royal de Versailles tickets
Royal Opera of Versailles

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French surtitled in English (See the page)

Location

Royal Opera of Versailles
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats

Duration

2 h 50 min

With intermission


Details

Opera 

For all audiences

In French with French and English surtitles


Highlights: Die Entführung aus dem Serail à l'Opéra Royal de Versailles

A famous German opera sung in French? Only the Opéra Royal de Versailles can offer you the chance to discover Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail in its French version.

 

Yes, it was this very opera that earned Mozart the famous remark from Emperor Joseph II: "Too beautiful for our ears and far too many notes, my dear Mozart!” To which the mischievous composer is said to have replied: "Just as much as is necessary, Sire!”. In this magnificent work, Mozart indulges in Turkish fashion both in his choice of subject and in his use of instruments such as the piccolo, triangle, and cymbal.

 

It's a safe bet that Gaétan Jarry, who conducts the choir and orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Versailles, will bring Mozart's music back to life, while the whimsical Michel Fau will bring all his talent to bear on a highly original staging.

 

 

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Story: Die Entführung aus dem Serail à l'Opéra Royal de Versailles

The Opéra Royal de Versailles presents the adventures, sung in French, of Belmonte, Blonde, Pedrillo, Osmin, Constance and Pasha Selim, the famous characters in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

 

This opera in three acts, with a libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie, tells the story, set in Turkey, of the nobleman Belmonte who tries to free his fiancée Konstanze and his servant Pedrillo, who have been captured by the Pasha Selim and his servant Osmin. The opera's music is a blend of European and Oriental elements that create an exotic atmosphere.

 

Love, freedom, and tolerance are the themes explored in this opera. The characters are faced with moral dilemmas, and Mozart's music underlines the emotions of his characters with great depth. Let yourself be won over by this humorous Turkish delight, with its delicate music and happy ending! Who said that every opera story has a tragic ending?

 

 

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Royal Opera of Versailles

4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

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.

 

Fast facts:

Capacity: 750

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Air conditioning: No

Heating: Yes

FAQ

How do I get to the Royal Opera of Versailles?

Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by:
RER lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles can be reached by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station which is the closest station to the castle. From this station the castle is a 10-minute walk.
Transilien lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by Transilien lines N and U from Versailles Chantiers station and by line L from Versailles Rive Droite station. From this station the castle is a 25-minute walk.
Bus lines: The Royal Opera of Versailles is accessible by bus line 171 from the metro station, Pont de Sèvres (metro line 9).
The Royal Opera of Versailles is located within the Versailles Castle. To get there, follow the signs for Entrance B at the top right of the Cour d'Honneur.
We invite you to consult the map above for directions. In case of difficulty, our hotline can be reached during our business hours. Please see the footer of this page for our contact details.

What do I do when I get to the Royal Opera of Versailles?

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. However, you can take photos of the Royal Opera of Versailles before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous Parisian evening!

How long does Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail last?

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail lasts approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes, with intermission.

Is Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Royal Opera of Versailles has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for years. Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail is sung in its French version and subtitles in both French and English provided for audiences to appreciate in one of France’s most iconic venues.

Is there a specific dress code at the Royal Opera of Versailles?

There is no specific dress code at the Royal Opera House of Versailles, however, proper clothing is required. For the gala evenings, we suggest that men wear a suit and ladies wear a dress.

Is tipping customary at the Royal Opera of Versailles?

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

I bought premium tickets for Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and I haven’t received them yet. Is this normal?

Yes, it’s completely normal! Your order will first be created as a pre-booking so that the Royal Opera of Versailles can assign your seat. You may see a pre-payment on your card, but rest assured that we will not charge your card until your reservation has been validated by the Royal Opera of Versailles. Once the reservation is validated, you will receive your ticket by email.
Due to the large number of requests that the Royal Opera of Versailles has to manage, this process usually takes two days, but can take up to six days maximum. After six days if your order has not been validated, it will be cancelled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

Is there a coat check available at the Versailles Castle?

In application of the Vigipirate plan, suitcases and large bags are prohibited on the Versailles estate (various gates in the Château, park, and gardens).

A number of automatic lockers are available at information points, where you can leave your personal belongings and luggage smaller than cabin size (46x43x26 cm maximum).