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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
The King's Apartment
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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ParisCampra: Requiem

© Simon Fowler / Virgin Classics
Rameau, de Mondonville, Campra
Orchestre et choeur du Concert d'Astrée; Emmanuelle Haïm; Marie Perbost; Samuel Boden; Zachary Wilder; Victor Sicard

ParisDumesny, Lully's Countertenor

© Senne Van der Ven
Lully, Collasse, Marais, Desmarets, Charpentier, Jacquet de la Guerre, Gervais, Destouches
A Nocte Temporis; Reinoud Van Mechelen

ParisErcole amanteNew production

© François Berthier
Cavalli: Ercole amante
Raphaël Pichon; Valérie Lesort; Laurent Peduzzi; Vanessa Sannino; Giulia Semenzato; Nahuel Di Pierro

ParisHandel: La Resurrezione

© François Berthier
Handel: La Resurrezione
Sébastien d'Hérin; Jeanine De Bique; Caroline Mutel; Delphine Galou; Hugo Hymas

ParisCadmus et HermioneIn concert

© François Berthier
Lully: Cadmus et Hermione
Vincent Dumestre; Adèle Charvet; Thomas Dolié; Eva Zaïcik

ParisMarie-Nicole Lemieux: Vivaldi Recital

© Denis Rouvre
Vivaldi
Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon; Stefano Montanari; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; I Bollenti Spiriti

ParisJean-Baptiste Robin: Organ Recital

© Jacques Baguenier
Lully, Viviani, Kerll, Lebegue, de Lalande, Marchand, Dandrieu, Daquin
Jean Baptiste Robin; David Guerrier; Laurent Sauron

ParisThe Ghosts of VersaillesNew production

© Thomas Garnier
Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles
Joseph Colaneri; Jay Lesenger; James Noone; Nancy Leary; Yelena Dyachek; Jonathan Bryan
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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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