In 1780, Le Roi et le fermier by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was performed by Marie-Antoinette and her troupe of Seigneurs at the Théâtre de la Reine in Versailles. The original sets, the "set of the forest" and the "rustic set" have been preserved.
Le Roi et le fermier by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 1762, then performed extensively both in Paris and Vienna before being taken up and performed, ironically, by Marie-Antoinette and her troupe at the Théâtre de la Reine in Versailles, in 1780.
The original stage sets used for Marie-Antoinette’s intimate performances still existed, preserved at the Petit Théâtre de la Reine. They were restored in the 19th century and so will be used in the performances of Le Roi et le fermier in Versailles, but this time at the “grand” Royal Opera, on 4 and 5 February 2012.