Concert Operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles

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Royal Opera of Versailles

Until May 16, 2024

No dialogue

Location

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

Duration

Between 2 h 30 min and 3 h 30 min

With intermission


Details

Operas in concert version

For all audiences

In different languages with French and English surtitles


Highlights: Concert Operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles

Handel, Lully, Berlioz, Gluck, Wagner, Purcell, Colin de Blamont... What concert hall can offer you such a diversity of composers, with a slight preference for Baroque composers? The Royal Opera of Versailles, of course.

 

For this 2023-2024 season, the Royal Opera of Versailles is offering you the chance to discover magical concert version operas such as Handel's Ariodante, Lully's Atys and Alceste, Wagner's La Walkyrie, Rameau's Platée and Les Boréades, Purcell's The Fairy Queen, and Colin de Blamont's Les fêtes grecques et romaines.

 

The Royal Opera of Versailles is bursting with talent and can’t wait share it with you: William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, Stéphane Fuget and Les Épopées, Valentin Tournet and La Chapelle Harmonique, Václav Luks and the Collegium 1704. Make the most of this magnificent experience!

 

 

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Story: Concert Operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles

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Premium Option & Experience

To make your experience unforgettable, choose our premium option 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 seating category.

 

 

Concert Programme:

Sunday, March 17th, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
With Peter Sonn, Hiroshi Matsui, Sangmin Lee, Ingegjerd Bagøien Moe,Aile Asszonyi, Judith Braun, Waltraute Elizabeth Wiles, Liudmila Lokaichuk, Schwertleite Valda Wilson, Joanna Jaworowska, Clara-Sophie Bertram, Carmen Seibel and the Saarland National Theatre Orchestra conducted by Sébastien Rouland
Wagner: Die Walküre
(In German, with French and English surtitles)

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
With Mathias Vidal Platée, Marie Lys Thalie, hary Wilder Thespis, Alexandre Duhamel, Juliette Mey, David Witczak, Cécile Achille, Cyril Costanzo and the Chapelle Harmonique Choir and Orchestra conducted by Valentin Tournet
Rameau: Platée
(In French, with French and English surtitles)

 

Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With Deborah Cachet, Caroline Weynants, Mathias Vidal, Tomáš Král, Nicolas Brooymans,Tomáš Šelc, Lukáš Zeman, Tereza Zimková, Helena Hozová, Pavla Radostová and the Choir and Orchestra of Collegium 1704 conducted by Václav Luks
Rameau: Les Boréades
(In French, with French and English surtitles)

 

Thursday, June 27th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With Paulina Francisco, Georgia Burashko, Rebecca Leggett, Juliette Mey, Ilja Aksionov, Rodrigo Carreto, Hugo Herman-Wilson, Benjamin Schilperoort and Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie and the Compagnie Käfig
Purcell: The Fairy Queen
(In English, with French and English surtitles)
 

 

Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 8:00 p.m.
With Cyrille Dubois, David Witczak, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Hélène Carpentier, Cécile Achille, Gwendoline Blondeel, Jehanne Amzal and the Chapelle Harmonique conducted by Valentin Tournet
François Colin de Blamont: Les fêtes grecques et romaines
(In French, with French and English surtitles)

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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 the concert operas. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during the concert operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles?

In order not to disturb the artists and for the comfort of other spectators, it is forbidden to take pictures during the concert operas. 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 do the concert operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles last?

The concert operas last approximately between 2 hours and 30 minutes and 3 hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.

Are the concert operas for an international audience or French speakers?

Both! The Royal Opera of Versailles has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for years. The concert operas are all sung in their original version with surtitles 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.

I bought premium tickets for the concert operas 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).