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Support the Royal Opera and assure its future

The pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on Château de Versailles Spectacles and its ability to continue producing a musical season of excellence at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel.

Today, more than ever, the Royal Opera needs you!

By joining the Friends of the Royal Opera, you will fully enjoy a sumptuous musical season, have access to exclusive benefits, and you will protect the future of music at the Palace of Versailles.

Your ADOR membership is tax deductible in France and in the EU.


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A Sumptuous Musical Season

The celebration of Royal Opera's 250th anniversary continues with a thrilling 2020-2021 season, full of world class performers and exciting productions.

From William Christie to Sir John Eliot Gardiner, from Jordi Savall to Cecilia Bartoli, from Raphaël Pichon to Philippe Jarrousky, the great names of the classical world will stop at Versailles.

No less than 9 staged operas, 7 operas in concert version, 7 recitals, 4 ballets and some 30 concerts are scheduled!

Choose the level of ADOR membership that suits you and be part of this exciting musical and heritage adventure.

Discover the Royal Opera 2020-2021 Musical Season

Your Benefits

ADOR members maintain a close relationship with the Royal Opera and Chateau de Versailles Spectacles.

ADOR members take full advantage of the sumptuous Royal Opera program and have access to exclusive benefits throughout the season.

Join ADOR for the 2020-2021 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 which provides you:
    - Reduced prices for all performances of the Royal Opera and Royal Chapel musical season as well as the summer shows of Château de Versailles Spectacles.
    - Free Entry to the Château de Versailles and to the temporary exhibitions.
    - Free Entry to Musical Water Fountain Show and the Musical Gardens of Versailles.
  • Invitation to Private tours and exclusive events.
  • Exclusive offers to certain concerts and events.

Discover all the Benefits Offered by ADOR

This season’s artistic projects supported by ADOR

The pandemic has particularly weakened Baroque music’s artists. It is essential to provide these artists and ensembles with upfront financial assistance to allow them to get back to work, resume their research and create performances. 

ADOR is strongly committed to the Royal Opera and will support 18 productions for the 2020-2021 Season in the form of financial aid, allowing the recipients to develop their artistic projects which will be presented in the Palace of Versailles. 

This essential support reflects more than ever the mission that the Friends of the Royal Opera have given themselves: providing the means to a new generation of baroque musicians to bring back to life the great masterpieces of our musical heritage.

2020-2021 Artistic Productions Supported by ADOR

Your ADOR Membership Benefits from tax reduction

ADOR - The Friends of the Royal Opera is a non-profit organization, governed by the law of July 1, 1901, registered at the Prefecture of Yvelines.

ADOR is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

ADOR contributes actively to enhance the national and international reputation of the Royal Opera.

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 donations.

You are a private individual, residing in Europe
The Transnational Giving Europe network (TGE) allows you to join ADOR and benefit directly from the tax benefits provided by the legislation of your country of residence. A tax receipt will be furnished for all donations.

ADOR’s Board of Directors

Wilfried Meynet, President
François Habègre, Treasurer
Jean-Claude Broguet, Secretary

Joêlle Broguet †, Founding Member


Mathilde Voillequin, Board Coordinator
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Château de Versailles wishes to thank its partners for the season.

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