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Exhibitions

Forthcoming exhibitions

Forthcoming exhibitions

Exhibition program at the palace of Versailles

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Outside the Walls Exhibitions

Outside the Walls Exhibitions

In Arras, Reims and Nohant.

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Shows

Equestrian Show Academy

Equestrian Show Academy

A centre for equestrian shows and training, directed by Bartabas

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The Centre de musique baroque de Versailles

Centre de musique baroque

Missions and program for the musical season

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Shows at Versailles

Shows at Versailles

Operas, concerts and ballets: discover the programme

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Celebrating Rameau

Celebrating Rameau

In 2014, the music programme is dedicated to Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Concerts in videos

Concerts in videos

Discover the concerts recorded at the Palace of Versailles

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Versailles Festival 2014

Versailles Festival 2014

Concerts, operas and a masked ball: discover the programme.

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Other events

Launch of phase 2 of Grand Versailles

Grand Versailles

Launch of phase 2

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The publications

The publications

Catalogue of the publications of the palace of Versailles

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Opening of the Palace History Gallery of Versailles

Palace History Gallery

Opening of the Palace History Gallery of Versailles

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Versailles the other visit

Versailles the other visit

A web-documentary about the unknown objects of Versailles.

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The Water Theatre grove

The Water Theatre grove

A contemporary garden for the Water Theatre grove

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Versailles in comic strip form

Versailles in comic strip form

A co-edition palace of Versailles/Glénat

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Flashmobs' Art

Flashmobs' Art

Discover the Flashmobs' Art of the Palace of Versailles

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The Gabriel Chandelier

The Gabriel Chandelier

Installation of the Gabriel Chandelier, first permanent contemporary artwork

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Redevelopment of the Pavillon Dufour

Redevelopment of the Pavillon

A new visitors’reception area

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The Palace of Versailles during the Great War

World War I at Versailles

Discover how the Palace of Versailles lived through the Great War

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Colloquiums

The acquisitions of the Palace

The acquisitions of the Palace

The last acquisitions of the palace of Versailles

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Archaeology in Versailles

Archaeology in Versailles

20 years of archaeological excavations in Versailles

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Symposiums, conferences and workshops

Symposiums and workshops

The scientific activities of the Centre de recherche du château de Versailles

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Restoration and refurnishing

Restoration and refurnishing

Restoration and refurnishing works at the palace of Versailles

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The Belvedere and its Rock restored

Restoration of the Belvedere

Restoration of the Belvedere and the Rock in the Estate of Marie-Antoinette.

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The restoration of the Mercury Salon

Mercury salon

Official opening of the restored and refurnished Mercury Salon

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Restoration of the Latona Fountain

Latona Fountain

Restoration of the Latona Fountain

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The apartments of Mesdames

The apartments of Mesdames

Re-opening of the the newly restored and refurnished apartments of Mesdames

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Louis XV’s Choisy Commode

Louis XV’s Choisy Commode

An exceptional commode joins the collections of the Palace of Versailles

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Abundance Salon

Abundance Salon

The Abundance Salon restored and refurnished

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Arts and crafts specialists

Artistic crafts at Versailles

European Artistic Crafts Days

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Shows at Versailles

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Concerts

Sacred music of the Grand Siècle

Sacred music of the Grand Siècle

Olivier Schneebeli Conductor
Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton Artistic Direction

Missa Assumpta est Maria by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Magnificat by Henry du Mont
Nolite me considerare by Pierre Robert

Chantal Santon Soprano, Erwin Aros Counter-Tenor, Jean-François Novelli Tenor, Arnaud Marzorati Basso cantante.

Les Pages & the Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
Ensemble La Rêveuse

Royal Chapel
Saturday 5 October 2013 - 8.00pm

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Rameau, Mondonville, Telemann: Grands Motets Français

Rameau, Mondonville, Telemann: Grands Motets Français

Raphaël Pichon Conductor

In convertendo and Quam dilecta by Jean-Philippe Rameau
In exitu Israel by Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville
Deus Judicim tuum by Georg Philipp Telemann

Celine Scheen Soprano, Eugenie Warnier Soprano, Samuel Boden Counter-tenor, Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro Tenor, Benoît Arnould Basso cantante.

Ensemble Pygmalion

Royal Chapel
Saturday 12 October 2013 - 8.00pm

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Sandrine Piau: Oratorios Baroques, Duos virtuoses

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Sandrine Piau: Oratorios Baroques, Duos virtuoses

Riccardo Minasi Conductor

Airs and duets from Joshua, L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, Juda Macchabaeus, Hercules, Il Trionfo del Tempo, Solomon, Alexander Balus, Belshazzar, Theodora, Joseph and his Brethren by Georg Friedrich Handel

Riccardo Minasi Violin, Sandrine Piau Soprano, Marie-Nicole Lemieux Contralto.

Orchestre Il Pomo d’Oro

Royal Chapel
Monday 14 October 2013 - 8.00pm

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Le Jardin de Monsieur Rameau (Monsieur Rameau’s Garden)

Le Jardin de Monsieur Rameau (Monsieur Rameau’s Garden)

William Christie Conductor
William Christie, Paul Agnew Co-Directors of l’Académie
Sophie Daneman, Paul Agnew Placing

Extracts from operas by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, Antoine Dauvergne, Nicolas Racot de Grandval, Christoph Willibald Gluck, André Campra.

Les solistes du Jardin des Voix: Daniela Skorka Soprano, Emilie Renard Mezzo-soprano, Benedetta Mazzucato Mezzo-soprano, Zachary Wilder Tenor, Victor Sicard Baritone, Cyril Costanzo Bass.

Les Arts Florissants

Royal Opera
Wednesday 16 October 2013 - 8.00pm

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François-Joseph Gossec: Grande Messe des morts (Mass for the Dead)

François-Joseph Gossec: Grande Messe des morts (Mass for the Dead)

François-Xavier Roth Conductor

Grande Messe des morts by François-Joseph Gossec

Chantal Santon Soprano, Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro Tenor, Arnaud Richard Baritone.

Ensemble Les Siècles

Royal Chapel
Thursday 17 October 2013 - 8.00pm

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Rameau: Le Triomphe de l'Amour - Sabine Devieilhe

Rameau: Le Triomphe de l'Amour - Sabine Devieilhe

Alexis Kossenko Conductor

Extracts from operas by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Sabine Devieilhe Soprano et Zefira Valova Violin solo

Les Ambassadeurs

Royal Opera
Tuesday 5 November 2013 - 8.00pm

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Angela Gheorghiu: Airs and duets from French and Italian operas

Angela Gheorghiu: Airs and duets from French and Italian operas

Tiberiu Soare Conductor

Airs and duets from French and Italian operas

Angela Gheorghiu Soprano, Atalla Ayan Tenor.

Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Opera
Tuesday 12 November 2013 - 8.00pm

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Couperin: Leçons des ténèbres (Tenebrae Lessons)

Couperin: Leçons des ténèbres (Tenebrae Lessons)

Vincent Dumestre Conductor

Leçons de Ténèbres by François Couperin
Miserere by Louis-Nicolas Clerambault

Vincent Dumestre Theorbo, Hasnaa Bennani Soprano, Claire Lefilliâtre Soprano, Isabelle Druet Mezzo-soprano, Sylvia Abramowicz Bass viol, Frédéric Rivoal Harpsichord and organ.

Le Poème Harmonique

Royal Chapel
Saturday 16 November 2013 - 8.00pm

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Bejun Mehta: Splendeurs des Castrats (Splendours of the Castrati)

Bejun Mehta: Splendeurs des Castrats (Splendours of the Castrati)

Bernard Forck Conductor

Extracts from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Christian Bach, Christoph Willibald Gluck and Johann Adolph Hasse.

Bejun Mehta Counter-tenor.

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Royal Opera
Saturday 30 November 2013 - 8.00pm

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Handel: The Messiah

Handel: The Messiah

Ton Koopman Conductor

The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel

Johannette Zomer Soprano, Maarten Engeltjes Counter-tenor, Jörg Dürmüller Tenor, Klaus Mertens Baritone-Bass.

Amsterdam Baroque Choir & Orchestra

Royal Chapel
Friday 6 December 2013 - 8.30pm

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Du Caurroy: Requiem des Rois de France (Requiem for the Kings of France)

Du Caurroy: Requiem des Rois de France (Requiem for the Kings of France)

Olivier Schneebeli Conductor

Missa Pro Defunctis by Eustache du Caurroy

Julien Freymuth Mezzo-soprano, Stéphen Collardelle Counter-tenor, François Joron Basso cantante.

Les Pages, les Chantres & les Symphonistes du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

Royal Chapel
Saturday 7 December 2013 - 8.00pm

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Les Arts Florissants: court and love songs

Les Arts Florissants: court and love songs

William Christie Conductor

A selection of courtly airs for one to five voices by Lambert, Charpentier, Moulinie, Le Camus, Couperin and D'Ambruys

William Christie Harpsichord, Emmanuelle de Negri Soprano, Anna Reinhold Mezzo-soprano, Cyril Auvity Counter-tenor, Marc Mauillon Basso cantante, Lisandro Abadie Bass.

Les Arts Florissants

Royal Opera
Monday 16 December 2013 - 8.00pm

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Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos

Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos

Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto Köln

Royal Opera
Sunday 12 January 2014 - 4.00pm

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Monteverdi: All the Madrigals / Sixth Book

Monteverdi: All the Madrigals / Sixth Book

Paul Agnew Conductor

Sixth Book of Madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi

Paul Agnew Tenor, Hannah Morrison Soprano, Miriam Allan Soprano, Maud Gnidzaz Soprano, Lucile Richardot Mezzo-soprano, Sean Clayton Tenor, Cyril Costanzo Bass, Florian Carré Harpsichord, Massimo Moscardo and Jonathan Rubin Lutes and Theorbos.

Les Arts Florissants

Hercules Salon
Wednesday 22 January 2014 - 8.00pm

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Rameau: Opera suites transcribed for harpsichord

Rameau: Opera suites transcribed for harpsichord

Dardanus, Castor & Pollux, Pygmalion, Les Indes Galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Kenneth Weiss Harpsichord.

Dauphin’s Guardroom
Saturday 8 March 2014 - 6.00pm

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New suites of pieces for harpsichord

New suites of pieces for harpsichord

New Suites de Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Blandine Rannou harpsichord.


Cotelle Gallery
Sunday 9 March 2014 - 3.00pm

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Cantatas and harpsichord suites in concerto

Cantatas and harpsichord suites in concerto

Héloïse Gaillard and Violaine Cochard Direction

Mathias Vidal Conter-Tenor, Héloïse Gaillard Oboe, Alice Piérot Violin, Isabelle Saint-Yves Viola de gamba, Violaine Cochard harpsichord.

Le Berger fidèle, Orphée (cantatas for conter-tenor, flute or oboe, violin and basso continuo) by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Peristyle of the Grand Trianon
Sunday 9 March 2014 - 5.00pm

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Monteverdi : Solemn Vespers for the Virgin

Monteverdi : Solemn Vespers for the Virgin

Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

Solemn Vespers for the Virgin by Claudio Monterverdi

The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists
Chœur d'enfants de la Maîtrise du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles

Royal Chapel
Sunday 9 March 2014 – 6.00pm

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Rameau: Symphonies for two harpsichords

Rameau: Symphonies for two harpsichords

Extracts from Castor & Pollux, Pygmalion, Hippolyte & Aricie, Les Fêtes d’Hébé, Les Indes Galantes, Platée, Dardanus, Harpsichord pieces and Harpsichord pieces in concerts by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Pierre Hantaï and Skip Sempre Harpsichords.

Dauphine’s Drawing Room
Saturday 15 March 2014 - 6.00pm

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Rameau: Harpsichord pieces in concert and cantatas

Rameau: Harpsichord pieces in concert and cantatas

Patrick Cohën-Akenine Artistic Director

Aquilon & Orithie, Thétis (cantatas for basso cantante, violin and basso continuo) by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Arnaud Marzorati Bass, Patrick Cohën-Akenine Violin, Christine Plubeau Viola da gamba, Béatrice Martin Harpsichord.

Les Folies françoises

Dauphine’s Drawing Room
Saturday 15 March 2014 - 8.00pm

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Haydn : The Creation

Haydn : The Creation

Philippe Herreweghe Conductor

The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn

Sandrine Piau Soprano, Maximilian Schmitt Tenor, Rudolf Rosen Baryton.

Collegium Vocale Gent
L'Orchestre des Champs-Élysées

Royal Chapel
Friday 21 March 2014 – 8.30pm

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Haendel : La Resurrezione

Haendel : La Resurrezione

René Jacobs Conductor

La Resurrezione by Georg Friedrich Haendel

Sophie Karthäuser Maria Maddalena, Sunhae Im Angelo, Jeremy Ovenden San Giovanni Evangelista, Sonia Prina Maria Cleofa, Johannes Weisser Lucifero.

Le Cercle de l’Harmonie

Royal Chapel
Friday 28 March 2014 – 8.00pm

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Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Jonas Kaufmann : Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Extracts from opéras by Félix Mendelssohn, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schœnberg.

Jonas Kaufmann Tenor

Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin

Royal Opera
Thursday 8 May 2014 – 8.00pm

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Bach: The passion revealed

Bach: The passion revealed

Raphaël Pichon Conductor

Funeral Music for Prince Leopold of Cöthen by Jean-Sebastien Bach

Sabine Devieilhe Soprano, Damien Guillon Alto, Thomas Hobbs Tenor, Christian Immler Bass.

Ensemble Pygmalion

Royal Chapel
Tuesday 13 May 2014 - 8.00pm

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Les 24 violons du Roi

Les 24 violons du Roi

Patrick Cohën-Akenine Conductor

Europe galante, suite by André Campra
Télémaque, suite by André Cardinal Destouches
Les Indes Galantes, suite by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Béatrice Martin Harpsichord and guidance of the continuo, Patrick Cohën-Akenine Violin.

Catalonia College of Music
Royal College of Music of London
Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles

Royal Opera
Saturday 21 June 2014 - 7.30pm

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Handel: Dixit Dominus / Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden

Handel: Dixit Dominus / Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden

Sir John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

Dixit Dominus by Georg Friedrich Handel
Christ lag in Todesbanden, cantata BWV 4 by Johann Sebastian Bach

The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists

Royal Chapel
Sunday 22 June 2014 – 8.00pm

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Valer Barna-Sabadus: Handel

Valer Barna-Sabadus: Handel

Concerto Grosso No.1 in G major, op. 6, airs from Allegro, Il Pensoro ed Il Moderato, Il Delirio Amoroso (cantata) by Georg Friedrich Handel
Concerto No VI in D major by Charles Avison.

Valer Barna-Sabadus Counter-tenor.

Concerto Köln

Royal Chapel
Wednesday 25 June 2014 - 8.00pm

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