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The Bassin de Neptune nights

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June, July, September 2010

Händel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Händel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert Spirituel - Hervé Niquet - Fireworks by Groupe F - 24 June 2010

Händel composed the famous Music for the Royal Fireworks in 1749 for the festivities in honour of the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, commissioned by King George II to accompany a spectacular firework display on the Thames. Händel was already a living legend in England, and the sumptuous music he composed met with enormous success. About 80 performers came together to interpret the masterpiece for its al fresco premiere. For this exceptional concert at Versailles, Hervé Niquet and his troop of early-music specialists will be accompanied by the pyrotechnic wizards of Groupe F.

24 June 2010, 9.30 p.m.

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Concert by M

Concert by M

29 June 2010

Mister Mystère himself will be giving a one-off concert at the Bassin de Neptune on 29 June, in front of an audience of 7000. -M-, alias Matthieu Chedid, the colourful creator of the "Roi des ombres", the stand-out track on his fourth opus, is the heir to the Chedid clan, a family of artists in all spheres.

Concert on 29 June 2010, 9 p.m.

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Ballet Preljocaj

Ballet Preljocaj

Homage to the Ballets Russes, The Rite of Spring, 8 and 9 July 2010

In this France-Russia year coinciding with the centenary of the Ballets Russes, here are two of their universally acclaimed masterpieces, borne along by the revolutionary music of Stravinsky. Love and death, cannibal love and absolute love are the dominant themes of these two legendary ballets. Angelin Preljocaj has created for Noces a display of aerial duets challenging earthly reality in which the bride and groom are metaphorically swept away by their passions. His Rite of Spring, in contrast, is a whirlwind, a cyclone around a queen offered up and stripped in that immense animal climax constructed by Stravinsky with its massed orchestral force that inaugurated the music of the 20th century. After the stunning success of Blanche Neige last year, Preljocaj is ready to win the hearts of audiences in Versailles.

8 and 9 July 2010, 9:30 pm

Ballet Preljocaj
Music - Igor Stravinsky, Choreography - Angelin Preljocaj

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Under 26: Seats from 20 to 40 euros
Full rate: Seats from 35 to 85 euros

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Les Noces Royales de Louis XIV

Les Noces Royales de Louis XIV

Firework spectacular - Groupe F - Premiere - September 2010

Three hundred and fifty years ago, in 1660, the young Sun King abandoned his sweetheart and began an epic journey through the French provinces to the Ile des Faisans at the Spanish border, where he was to marry the Infanta of Spain. A sumptuous royal procession of several thousand people, this journey of initiation was an opportunity for the 22-year-old king to cut a dash and impress his people: his royal entrances, attacks on town walls and princely ceremonies are the basis of the virtuoso firework choreography of Groupe F.

3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 September 2010, 9.30 p.m.

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