Royal Opera of Versailles

  • 4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles
  • Capacity: 750 seats
  • Gare de Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche     

ABOUT

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
Coat Check: Yes (free service)

LOCATION

4 avenue de Paris, 78000 Versailles

Gare de Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche    

Past shows at this venue

Ballet & Dance

Preljocaj's Gravity (Gravité)

A ballet recital different from the rest, a show that contradicts the gravitation pull within the choreography itself
until 7/18/24
from 99 €

Concert

The Royal Opera's 250th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Concert

A VIP event celebrating the Royal Opera's 250th Anniversary: the concert will be followed by a grand supper in the Palace of Versailles.
until 11/3/20
from 850 €

Concert

Oratorios at the Royal Chapel of Versailles

International ensembles and soloists will perform some a major series of classical and baroque music concerts at the Opéra Royal of Versailles.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Ballet & Dance

Preljocaj's La Fresque

Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet inspired by a traditional Asian tale will take you on a journey between the imaginary and the real on the stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles.
until 12/20/20
from 65 €

Concert

The Four Seasons from Vivaldi and Guido

New

Spring, summer, autumn, winter... A celebration of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi and his contemporary Guido.
until 7/18/24
from 63 €

Comedy

Opera

Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse

Don Quixote takes a humorous break with the Duchess.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Ballet & Dance

The Seasons by Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Spring, summer, autumn, winter... A dance celebration of the four seasons thanks to the Maladain Ballet Biarritz.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Opera

Concert

Concert Operas at the Royal Opera of Versailles

A series of magnificent Romantic and Baroque operas performed in a concert version at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
until 7/18/24
from 57 €

Opera

Orfeo ed Euridice

When the hero's backward glance can jeopardise his love for the most beautiful of women.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Comedy

Theatre

Opera

Molière and Lully's George Dandin

Famous French actor and director Michel Fau stages and plays in this comedy-ballet created in 1668 by Molière and Lully in Versailles for King Louis XIV.
until 7/18/24
from 59 €

Comedy

Theatre

Ballet & Dance

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme at the Royal Opera of Versailles

The most famous of French social satires.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Opera

La Finta Pazza

Discover the recreation of the Sacrati’s work on the stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles, which was the very first opera performed in France.
until 6/13/21
from 75 €

Opera

Monteverdi's Orfeo

New

The drama that inaugurates the history of opera with the help of world-renowned conductor, Jordi Svall.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Opera

Richard the Lionheart

Enjoy a royal evening with a masterpiece by Marie Antoinette’s favourite composer: a musical voyage into the heart of the Age of Enlightenment.
until 7/18/24
from 74 €

Comedy

Opera

Le Nozze di Figaro (Royal Opera)

Music by Mozart, beautiful staging, dazzling costumes and stunning performances – all of these await you at the Royal Opera of Versailles!
until 7/18/24
from 118 €

Opera

Atys

Angelin Preljocaj is both stage director and choreographer for this production of Lully's tragic opera, a devastating love quadrangle set to captivating baroque melodies.
until 7/18/24
from 118 €

Opera

Alcina (Royal Opera)

The soprano Karina Gauvin plays the amorous sorceress in a new production of Handel's brilliant opera, performed by baroque instruments.
until 7/18/24
from 74 €

Opera

Platée (Royal Opera)

Has any frog croaked more beautifully than Platée does in Rameau’s opera? Breathtaking singing, celestial beings and countless twists and turns await you in this comic opera at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
until 7/18/24
from 74 €

Comedy

Theatre

Drama

The Imaginary Invalid

Fun for all the family at the Versailles Opera! Come and discover this comedy by Molière, performed by actors from the Comédie-Française with musical accompaniment.
until 7/18/24
from 74 €

Opera

Echo and Narcissus

When an orchestra specializing in little-known operas takes on Gluck's last score… A moment to dream about!
until 7/18/24
from 85 €

Opera

King Arthur

Corinne and Gilles Benizio (alias Shirley and Dino) stage King Arthur, that jewel of English baroque opera.
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Ballet & Dance

La Pastorale at Versailles Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera of Versailles delivers a contemporary dance creation with an intensified romanticism.
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Opera

L’incoronazione di Poppea

The Coronation of Poppea... At the Royal Opera House in Versailles. Set to music and full of intrigue.
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Opera

The Da Ponte Trilogy : The Marriage of Figaro

Sink your teeth into the first "day" of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy like it’s a sugarplum!
until 7/18/24
from 157 €

Opera

Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera of Versailles

The adventures of the greatest seducer of all time in a venue that seduces millions of visitors every year.
until 7/18/24
from 132 €

Opera

The Da Ponte Trilogy : Così fan tutte

The third "day" of the Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy or the art of deception.
until 7/18/24
from 157 €

Opera

Dido and Aeneas

Dido and Aeneas... A 17th century opera that still touches our hearts in the 21st century: this is exactly what we call a masterpiece!
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Opera

Armide at the Royal Opera House of Versailles

When Lully and Quinault, his librettist, deliver a landmark work of the baroque and of the history of opera...
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Opera

La Caravane du Caire

A masterpiece resurrected for all audiences, velvety voices, enchanting setting, impeccable conducting.
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Drama

Dom Juan at the Royal Opera House of Versailles

Dom Juan, the great seducer, returns to the stage in a refined setting, using his charm to make us energetically laugh!
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Ballet & Dance

Mythologies at the Opéra Royal de Versailles

The Royal Opera of Versailles presents a deeply stirring creation of contemporary dance.
until 7/18/24
from 103 €

Opera

Mondonville's Le Carnaval du Parnasse

A sumptuous piece to enjoy in a sumptuous historical venue!
until 7/18/24
from 73 €

Opera

Zingarelli's Romeo and Juliet

The most famous love story in the world.
until 7/18/24
from 108 €

Concert

Mozart's Last Three Symphonies

The 39th, the 40th and... the "Jupiter"... Mozart in all his splendour.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Ballet & Dance

Blanche Neige (Snow White) by Ballet Preljocaj

When Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs dance to the music of Mahler thanks to the talented Ballet Preljocaj.
until 7/18/24
from 95 €

Opera

Die Entführung aus dem Serail à l'Opéra Royal de Versailles

A big surprise... Mozart's Turkish adventure in French with English and French surtitles.
until 7/18/24
from 95 €

Ballet & Dance

Tribute to Ballets Russes by the Ballet Preljocaj

French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj pays tribute to the contribution of the Ballets russes to dance.
until 7/18/24
from 82 €

Concert

Tribute to Beethoven at the Royal Opera of Versailles

Try your luck with two of Beethoven's famous number 5s.
until 7/18/24
from 95 €