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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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ParisPhaéton

Lully: Phaéton
Vincent Dumestre; Benjamin Lazar; Mathieu Lorry-Dupuy; Alain Blanchot; Mathias Vidal; Eva Zaïcik

ParisOrfeo ed Euridice

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Diego Fasolis; Robert Carsen; Emőke Baráth; Patricia Petibon; Philippe Jaroussky; Chœur de Radio France

ParisFranco Fagioli : récital

Vivaldi, Handel
Venice Baroque Orchestra; Franco Fagioli

ParisFilippo Mineccia : récital

Jommelli
Javier Ulises Illán; Filippo Mineccia; Ensemble Nereydas

ParisRiccardo Angelo Strano : récital

Marco Mencoboni; Riccardo Angelo Strano; Cantar Lontano

ParisMozart, Handel, Leclair, Telemann

Mozart, Handel, Leclair, Telemann
Renaud Capuçon; Gérard Caussé; Justin Taylor

ParisFranck, Debussy, Ravel, Dusapin

Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Dusapin
Renaud Capuçon; Guillaume Bellom

ParisBenevolo, Allegri, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Frescobaldi

Benevolo, Allegri, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Frescobaldi
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel
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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

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

Max Emanuel Cenčić (Mandane) and Franco Fagioli (Arbace) © Julian Laidig
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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King Arthur : rois et divertissements à Versailles

Paul McCreesh © Andy Staples
Porté ici par un Gabrieli Consort en bonne forme, quoiqu’un peu contenu par la direction de Paul McCreesh, et des solistes tout à fait convaincants, King Arthur rappelle ici ses grandes qualités musicales
***11
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Cosi fan tutte à Versailles : les jeux sont faits !

Jean-Sébastien Bou (Don Alfonso) © Mats Backer
Retour sur le dernier volet de la triologie Da Ponte à Versailles sous la baguette de Marc Minkowski.
****1
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