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Venue: Château de Versailles, Paris

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AddressBvd du Roi
Paris
Île-de-France
France
Contains Galerie des Batailles
Chapelle Royale
Galerie des Glaces
Grand Trianon
Plaine de la Reine
Royal Opera House
Salle des Croisades
Salles du Château
Salon d'Hercule
Stroll in the gardens / Promenade dans les jardins illuminés
Terrasses
Google maps48° 48' 17.541" N 2° 7' 14.633" E
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ParisIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Philippe Pierlot; William Kentridge; Ricercar Consort

ParisLe Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Lully: Le bourgeois gentilhomme
Marc Minkowski; Thibault Noally; Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
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A celebration of French Baroque opera-ballet at Versailles

Edward Tracz (Actéon) © Bruce Zinger
Opera Atelier presents a double bill at the Royal Opera in Versailles filled with Baroque dancing, scenery and music.
***11
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Russia meets France: Lully’s Phaéton in Versailles

Victoire Bunel (Théone) © Andrey Chuntomov
A successful musical production of Lully’s masterpiece with Perm Opera’s MusicAeterna chorus and orchestra, Le Poème Harmonique, and a tremendous French-Russian cast.
****1
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Lully's Alceste a great success in Versailles

Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques perform Alceste, the most recent effort in their almost complete set of Lully's operas. A strong cast and a remarkable chorus complete a successful performance.
****1
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Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

Andrea Bonsignore (Agrippo), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orimeno) and Francesca Aspromonte (Erismena) © Pascal Victor
A young, vibrant cast brings to life a rarely performed Baroque opera, in the production from the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
***11
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Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

Franco Fagioli © Julian Laidig
An evening of exquisite Baroque music and flamboyant coloratura at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.
*****
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Handel's Tamerlano dazzles Versailles

Handel's Tamerlano seduces the Versailles Opéra audience in a concert performance.
****1
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Artaserse: A Countertenor Extravaganza at Versailles

The sensational countertenor Franco Fagioli led an all-male cast in an extravagant staging of Vinci's Artaserse, a neglected Baroque opera,  at the Royal Opera House at Versailles.
*****
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An Acis and Galatea without sparkle in Versailles

Handel’s original version of Acis and Galatea was written in 1717–18 at Cannons, a stately home in Middlesex. Composed with light orchestration, it was not meant to be performed in an opera theatre, but rather in this private mansion.
**111
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