From 2 April to 29 October 2019 / The Gardens
From 2 April to 29 October 2019, enjoy the Musical Fountains Shows and the Musical Gardens in the Gardens and the groves open for the occasion. During summer, every Saturday night discover the Gardens of Versailles differently with the Night Fountains shows.
Sunday May 26th 2019
Over two centuries, many Flemish composers lived in Spain. This program will confront these exchanges and the close artistic relationships created over the years between the two cultures: a Mediterranean local one and a foreign one from the North of Europe.
Tuesday June 4th 2019
Inspired by one of the most famous episodes of the Ancient Testament, this oratorio relates the Deluge and Noah’s drift on his ark. This “dialogue for five voices and five instruments” written for the church, has all the elements of a theatrical composition with its abundance of violent passions and cataclysmic effects.
Wednesday June 5th 2019
The young soprano Francesca Aspromonte, a wonderful soloist who regularly sings at the Royal Opera, gives Haendel' music, with her rich and virtuoso voice, the Mediterranean colors that Václav Luks, a specialist of early 18th century baroque music, interprets beautifully.
Opera staged version
Sat. 15th and Sun. 16th of June 2019
Around 1689, a young composer signed the first masterpiece of English opera: Purcell, aged thirty, created Dido and Aeneas. With a magnificent final lament, scenes of sorcery and spirits, sailors tell the tale of the love and abandonment of Dido by Aeneas…
From wed. 19th to sun. 23rd of June 2019
The Bourgeois gentilhomme, Molière and Lully’s masterpiece, returns to the Royal Opera of Versailles. In this comedy-ballet performed before Louis XIV, the two Jean-Baptistes trace an acid and farcical portrait of a character that the court can only mock: a bourgeois aping court manners…
Opera staged version
Fri. 21st and Sat. 22nd of June 2019
On September 19th 1780, Marie-Antoinette was the heroin of Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer), an opera in one act by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Come and enjoy the revival of this exceptional evening, a fantasy of the Queen dreaming herself as a shepherdess, with singers and musicians led by Sébastien d’Hérin, in the original sets.