The Seasons by Malandain Ballet Biarritz
4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
Capacity 750 seats
1 h 30 min
For all audiences
Highlights: The Seasons by Malandain Ballet Biarritz
This season, like those before, a beautiful and intense show awaits you at the Royal Opera of Versailles. Year-round, this magnificent and deeply historical venue puts on top-quality performances: operas, concerts, and delighful ballets...
Discover the newest creation from the Malandain Ballet Biarritz, under the expert direction of Thierry Malandain: The Seasons. This prestigious company is renowned for its fusion of classical and contemporary dance, and The Seasons is certainly no exception from this legacy of greatness.
Choreographer Thierry Malandain is a master of creating pieces that combine classical technique with a modern aesthetic, thus cultivating a unique and innovative style for himself that has won him great success on international stages.
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Story: The Seasons by Malandain Ballet Biarritz
For his latest creation, Thierry Malandain has made the unique choice of blending two renditions of the same piece in a single performance: The masterpiece The Four Seasons, popularised by Vivaldi, and that of the lesser-known composition of the same name by Giovanni Antonio Guido's. This approach is all the more daring given that these two compositions, though similar in time period and united by a theme of nature, can immediately be recognised as incredibly different.
Immerse yourself in the artistic excellence of this new creation, which pays excellent homage to the scores of these two Italian musicians. Thierry Malandain continues his exploration of the relationship between humanity and the natural world with a real sense of passion and joy.
The Seasons marks the Royal Opera of Versailles's fourth commission for Thierry Malandain. A perfectly balanced fusion of dance and music, this new creation is for all the family to enjoy. Surround yourself with your loved one this season, and allow yourself to be united through the common medium of music!
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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
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.
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I bought premium tickets for The Seasons ballet 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 Castle, 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).