The Da Ponte Trilogy : Don Giovanni

Mozart Don Giovanni Versailles Opera
Royal Opera of Versailles

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In Italian surtitled in French & English

Location

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

Duration

3h 20min

With intermission


Details

Opera 

For all audiences

In Italian surtitled in French and English


Highlights: The Da Ponte Trilogy : Don Giovanni

​​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 second "day" is devoted to seduction with the superb Don Giovanni.

 

 

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Story: The Da Ponte Trilogy : Don Giovanni

What do Luigi Bassi, Antonio Baglioni, Caterina Micelli and Teresa Saporiti have in common? They are the first singers who created the roles of Don Giovanni, Ottavio, Elvire and Donna Anna at the Tyl Theatre in Prague on October 28, 1787. Today, all the great voices dream of being a cast member in this mythical opera, whose success is due to the unique mixture of irresistible comedy and tragic seriousness, to its exquisite music and to the iconic figure of Don Juan, the libertine and blasphemer. This opera transcends the norm with its sublime airs, such as "Madamina," "La ci darem la mano," "Ah, fuggi il traditor," "Eh via buffone," and "Deh vieni alla finestra." The music is so wholly evocative that it almost overcomes the Italian language barrier! Allow yourself to be transported by this masterpiece.

 

 

Premium option and 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.

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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 Don Giovanni. Show your ticket at reception and the staff will take care of you.

Can I take photos during Don Giovanni?

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

The opera, Don Giovanni, lasts approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes, with intermission.

Is the opera, Don Giovanni, for travelers or French people?

Both! The Royal Opera House of Versailles has been welcoming audiences from all over the world for years. The opera, Don Giovanni, is sung in its original Italian, and subtitles in both French and English are provided for audiences to appreciate in one of France’s most iconic venues.

What does my Prestige ticket for Don Giovanni entitle me to?

The Prestige ticket entitles you to great seats, a programme and a glass of champagne.

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.

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