Marie-Antoinette meets Jean-Jacques Rousseau. What if the most charming of surprises had been waiting for you for two centuries in the Queen’s theatre in the Petit Trianon?
On 19th September 1780 Marie-Antoinette was on stage, to perform in costume with the Troupe des Seigneurs, in front of a public of close friends she had invited herself. She was the heroin of the Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer) an opera in one act by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (the famous philosopher himself), maybe the most famous work of the time.
Come and experience this exceptional evening again, the fantasy of the Queen dreaming herself as a shepherdess, with singers and musicians conducted by Sébastien d’Hérin in a costumed revival, staged in the original sets, punctuated by tasty delicacies prepared by the Trianon Palace Versailles chefs.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer)
Intermezzo in 1 act
Performed on 19 September 1780 at the Petit Théâtre de la Reine, with Marie-Antoinette singing the role of Colette.
Cocktail dress, dark suit
PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING
Cocktail dinner in the Pavillon Français, prepared by the star chefs of the Trianon Palace Versailles
Concert in the Queen's Petit Theatre
Sweet treats in the Pavillon Français
Caroline Mutel Soprano
Cyrille Dubois Tenor
Frédéric Caton Baritone
Sébastien d'Hérin Direction
Compagnie Les Corps Éloquents
Hubert Hazebroucq - Chorégraphy
Caroline Mutel Set design
Jean-Paul Bouron Costumes
Midnight Première, Jean-Paul Gousset Maneuvering Historical Scenery
Saturday July 1st, 2017 - 8pm
Sunday July 2nd, 2017 - 8pm