Mythologies at the Opéra Royal de Versailles
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
For all audiences
Highlights: Mythologies at the Opéra Royal de Versailles
Where else but the Royal Opera of Versailles to see a dance performance of great passion and talent? Maybe it’s obvious but in this case, the answer is in the question! Under the gold of this magnificent hall, the dancers of the Royal Opera of Versailles take on a dreamlike dimension and their movements will not cease to amaze you!
Let yourself be guided through the maze of Mythologies by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, a beautiful creation for 10 dancers.
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Story: Mythologies at the Opéra Royal de Versailles
Dance? How would you define it: an art, a ritual or simply entertainment? At the Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles, the answer is obvious. Choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has created a breathtaking choreography that fulfills all three criteria with panache. The ballet, entitled Mythologies, plunges us into a dialogue between past and present.
Add-On & Special 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 exclusive 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.
Thursday the 15th, Friday the 16th, and Sunday the 18th of December
Mythologies, choreography by Angelin Preljocaj, with 10 dancers from the Bordeaux National Opera Ballet and the Bordeaux Aquitaine National Orchestra conducted by Romain Dumas
Royal Opera of 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.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Air conditioning: No