Exhibition in the Palace
18 and 19 december 2017 - Royal Chapel
UPCOMING EXTRAMURAL EXHIBITION
October 2017- November 2018 / Arras Musée des Beaux-Arts
Opera in concert version
10 december 2017, 3 pm - Royal Opera
Created in January 1674, Alceste ou le triomphe d'Alcide is Lully’s second opera. With Cadmus et Hermione the previous year, he had offered Louis XIV the first ever lyric tragedy and whetted the royal appetite. Alceste is Lully’s first masterpiece. The King was already conquered: he had asked for the rehearsals to take place in Versailles and his enthusiasm was such that: “the King declared that if he was in Paris at the time of the performances, he would go every evening”.
15 September 2017 - 22 January 2017 / Château de Rambouillet
17 December 2017 at 5:30pm - Royal Chapel
The Selva Morale e Spirituale (literally Spiritual and moral forest) is a splendid collection of sacred compositions by Monteverdi published in 1640, an anthology of masterpieces of the level of the famous Vespers published in 1610.
Within the framwork of its artistic, educational, and cultural missions, the Palace of Versailles is developing its educational actions, as it aims to welcome the largest possible audience and assure acess to culture for everyone.
15, 16 and 17 december 2017 - Royal Opera
Ballet Preljocaj: Gala evenings Angelin Preljocaj’s most beautiful solos, duos and ensembles Playlist #1 expresses all the range of Angelin Preljocaj choreographic language, his predilection for texts, his taste for the introspection of beings and the value of symbols. A pure concentrate of virtuoso dancing that plunges us into a state of grace or ecstatic contemplation. It is haute couture, custom made for the skin and flesh of the dancers who bring life to his inspiration. This programme develops a voyage through his work and through time.