The Da Ponte Trilogy : Così fan tutte
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
For all audiences
In Italian surtitled in French and English
Highlights: The Da Ponte Trilogy : Così fan tutte
The Royal Opera of Versailles invites you to a true demonstration of Mozart's genius with its famous trilogy: The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. These three masterpieces all share the particularity of having their action condensed into a single day. They are presented in the order of their composition, and on three separate dates.
The Royal Opera of Versailles is therefore inviting the singers and the Orchestre des Musiciens du Louvre to undertake a real marathon performance since they must memorize nine hours of music and won’t be able to rehearse or rest between evenings! The third "day" is devoted to the art of deception.
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Story: The Da Ponte Trilogy : Così fan tutte
Così fan tutte, ossia La Scuola degli amanti is Mozart's last opera buffa, with a libretto by Da Ponte. The subject matter is very simple, and takes place over the course of two acts. Two young men, sure of the fidelity of the two sisters to whom they are engaged, make a bet with a certain Don Alfonso, who does not believe that female fidelity truly exists. They disguise themselves and court each other's fiancée, after having secured the complicity of Despina, the servant of the two sisters. The sisters succumb. Who will win the bet? Mozart, at the height of his creativity, uses the symmetry of the cast, two lovers and two cynics, to compose an incomparable score.
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 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.
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