Dom Juan at the Royal Opera House of Versailles

Royal Opera of Versailles

Until June 30, 2023

100% in French

Location

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

Duration

2h 15min

No intermission


Details

Classical Theatre

For all audiences

In French


Highlights: Dom Juan at the Royal Opera House of Versailles

The great Spanish seducer, Dom Juan, has inspired numerous works in theatre and opera which will not cease to perform on today’s stages. The Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles presents Molière's play Dom Juan with the extraordinary cast of the Comédie-Française. The exquisitely refined staging will engulf us in Dom Juan’s trials and tribulations of being an atheist and libertine seducer. This theatre piece based around one of the world’s favorite characters created in 1665 in the Palais-Royal in Paris will surely not disappoint!

 

 

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Story: Dom Juan at the Royal Opera House of Versailles

When the play begins, Dom Juan flees from Elvira, whom he has led astray from her vows of fidelity to God. The great playwright, Molière, then shows him bribing a poor man by asking him to swear, making a mockery of his own father's values. He doesn't stop there…with Dom Juan, there are always endless twists and turns to follow. After all, we are dealing with a great seducer who likes to taste all the pleasures of life. What will be his end? Join this production of Dom Juan on the stage of The Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles to see the cast of the Comédie-Française show this seductive character’s true colors.

 

Premium Option & Experience

Looking for more than a standard ticket to the show? To make your experience an unforgettable one, you will be able to choose this Prestige offer 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.

 

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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?

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 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 Dom Juan. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during Dom Juan?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during Dom Juan. 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 Dom Juan last?

The theatre piece, Dom Juan, lasts approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

Is the theatre piece, Dom Juan, for travelers or French people?

The Royal Opera House of Versailles has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for years. This theatre piece is performed in French without surtitles but has plenty of action and would be a great way to immerse yourself into French culture. Although there are no surtitles you can read about the synopsis before hand and bask in the glory of one of Versailles’ most iconic venues, the Royal Opera House of Versailles, during the show.

Is there a specific dress code at the Royal Opera House 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 House 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 Dom Juan 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 e-mail.
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 canceled, the pre-charge will disappear, and you will not be charged.

Covid-19 Information

Specific measures and obligations may apply to this show. Before making your reservation, please check the updated information on our Covid-19 page: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/page/covid-19