Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera)

Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal

Until December 8, 2021

Italian with English & French subtitles

Location

Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats

Duration

3 hours and 30 minutes 

With an intermission


Details

Opera

Recommended for all ages

In Italian with English and French surtitles


Highlights

Who could resist the captivating melodies of ‘Voi che sapete’, ‘Porgi amor’ or the unmistakable Overture of The Marriage of Figaro? Inspired by Beaumarchais’ play, the recitatives, arias and ensembles in this opera display Mozart’s virtuosity in all its glory.
 In his début as an opera director, Hollywood filmmaker James Gray (the man behind The Immigrant, The Lost City of Z and Ad Astra) presents a classical interpretation that is faithful to Mozart’s original vision. Costumes by Christian Lacroix and a set design by Santo Loquasto will transport you to the elegant eighteenth-century setting, where the focus is cast onto the characters’ inner conflicts and the complexities of romance in a class-based society.

 

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

At the palace of Count Almaviva, the Countess pines for her husband whose attentions are clearly elsewhere. For the Count is only interested in one thing: seducing Susanna, his wife’s chambermaid. But Susanna is engaged to Figaro, the Count’s valet, and matters are complicated further by the arrival of Cherubino, the Count’s page who is madly in love with the Countess. Figaro will do whatever it takes to outwit his master, save his fiancé, orchestrate a liaison between the Countess and the impressionable Cherubino, all while thwarting the housekeeper’s schemes.
 Come and discover this masterpiece by Mozart, featuring the superb vocal talents of Phillip Addis, Valentina Nofornita, Florie Valiquette and Robert Gleadow.
 

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.

 

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

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Château de Versailles’ Opéra Royal

4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

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.

Fun facts:

Capacity: 750

Handicap Accessible? Yes

Air conditioning? No

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 30 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.

How long does the show last ?

The opera Le Nozze di Figaro lasts 3 hours and 30 minutes including one interval.

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 Royal Opéra of Versailles before and after the performance, as a souvenir of your gorgeous evening at the theatre!

Is tipping customary?

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.