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


  • 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

New Characters

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


practical Information

Queen's Opera 

Saturday July 1st, 2017 - 8pm

Sunday July 2nd, 2017  - 8pm

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