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ADOR - The Friends of the Royal Opera

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ADOR – the Friends of the Royal Opera is a non-profit organization established in 2014. ADOR contributes actively to enhance the national and international reputation of the Royal Opera.



The 2018-2019 musical season of the Royal Opera includes nearly a hundred performances that offer to all kinds of audiences the opportunity to experience great beauty in a variety of programs. Operas, Theater, Concerts, Ballets, Recitals... The Royal Opera features today’s greatest artists and orchestras.

→ Discover all the benefits offered by ADOR (in french - Membership for the 2019-2020 season will be available soon)

Download the ADOR application form - Season 2019 - 2020  (in french)

Download the ADOR application form - Season 2020-2021 (in french)

The Friends of the Royal Opera's mission is to make the Palace of Versailles shine in France and abroad through its musical programming. ADOR supports the Royal Opera on ambitious opera productions that allow audiences to (re)discover unknown or forgotten works and supports artistic projects of excellence which feature a new generation of baroque artists. Thus, during the 2017-2018 season, ADOR sponsored three remarkable artistic projects, including a new production of Lully’s Phaéton directed by Benjamin Lazar and conducted by Vincent Dumestre.

During the 2018-2019 season, ADOR will enable four notable productions to take place including a masterpiece of French Romanticism and a new production of a rare opera:

Dramatic legend
Orchestra Les Siècles
François-Xavier Roth, Conductor
Tuesday November 6th 2018, Royal Opera

Opera in three acts
Ensemble Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, Conductor
Jetske Mijnssen, Director
Saturday April 13th, 2019, Royal Opera

Spanish and Flemish works from the late 17th century
Compagnie La Tempête
Simon-Pierre Bestion, Conductor
Sunday May 26th 2019, Royal Chapel

Catalan works of the late seventeenth century
Ensemble La Chapelle Harmonique
Valentin Tournet, Conductor
Friday July 5th 2018, Royal Chapel

Join ADOR for 2018-2019 season and enjoy the following exclusive privileges

  • Invitations to the productions supported by ADOR according to your subscription level.
  • Free Château de Versailles Spectacles OR Card : reduced prices for ALL the performances from September to July; Free entry to the Château de Versailles and to ALL temporary exhibitions
  • Free Entry to Musical Water Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of Versailles.
  • Reserved invitations and other advantages to certain concerts and events

ADOR is a non-profit association as stipulated under the 1st July 1901 law and is registered at the Prefecture of Yvelines.

You are a private individual, residing in France:

Donations larger than 50€ (within the limit of 20% of taxable income) are eligible for tax deductions up to 66%. A tax receipt will be furnished for all donation.

Discover all the benefits offered by ADOR (in french - Membership for the 2019-2020 season will be available soon)

Download the ADOR application form (in french)

You are a private individual, residing in Europe:

The Transnational Giving Europe network (TGE) allows you to join the ADOR and benefit directly from the tax benefits provided by the legislation of your country of residence.

→ Download the TGE memo

→ Discover all the benefits offered by ADOR (in french - Membership for the 2019-2020 season will be available soon)

→ Download the ADOR application form - Season 2019-2020 (in french)

Download the ADOR application form - Season 2020-2021 (in french)

Contact ADOR

+33 (0)1 30 83 70 92

Useful links

→ Discover the Circle of corporate patrons of the Royal Opera
→ Your private event at the Royal Opera

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Companies are key players in terms of shows at the Palace of Versailles. Donations, skills partnerships, membership of the Donors Circle as well as events at the Opera, reservation of boxes for the season: thanks to their commitment, companies allow Château de Versailles Spectacles to stage an outstanding programme and ambitious projects.

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Projects underwritten by ADOR

The stellar ensembles of Baroque music, the greatest artists, the best dance companies… all bring to life the most beautiful opera house in the world.

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Our Corporate Patrons

Château de Versailes Spectacles gratefully thanks the following companies for their extraordinary commitment and loyalty to The Royal Opera.

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Our Partners

Château de Versailles wishes to thank its partners for the season.

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The Circle of Corporate Patrons of the Royal Opera

The Circle of the Royal Opera brings together companies that support the excellence of its artistic programming, which is source of wonders, passions and inspirations for all of us.

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