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Productions supported by ADOR

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  2. Productions supported by ADOR


The contributions of the Friends of the Royal Opera enable the realization of ambitious artistic projects which would not have been possible without their financial support.

The first project supported by ADOR was, in December 2016, the worldwide recreation of the by Giovanni Rovetta. The Mass was first performed at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, celebrating a major dynastic event of the French Crown: the birth of Louis Dieudonné, future Louis XIV, fruit of the wedding of Anne of Austria and Louis XIII.

To date ADOR has provided financial support to more than thirty artistic productions which have notably contributed to the success and development of young Baroque musicians, now of national and international renown.

This page presents the realizations of artists and ensembles supported by ADOR.


2020-2021 SEASON

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 15 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.

BOISMORTIER: DON QUICHOTTE CHEZ LA DUCHESSE

Opera staged version
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Corinne et Gilles Benizio (alias Shirley et Dino), director
From 25th to 27th of December 2020, Royal Opera

MOZART / DA PONTE TRILOGY
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO - DON GIOVANNI - COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Opera staged version
Les Musiciens du Louvre, conductor
January 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th and 28th 2021, Royal Opera

GLUCK: ORPHEUS AND EURIDICE

Opera staged version
Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon, conductor
March 5th and 7th 2021, Royal Opera

COMPAGNIE DE DANSE L'EVENTAIL: THE FOUR SEASONS

A ballet from Marie-Geneviève Massé
The Royal Opera’s orchestra
December 4th and 5th 2020, Royal Opera

MATHIAS VIDAL: THE TRIUMPH OF RAMEAU

Recital
Mathias Vidal, tenor
Ensemble Marguerite Louise
Gaétan Jarry, conductor
November 3rd 2020, Royal Opera

DE LALANDE: SYMPHONIES FOR THE KING'S SUPPER

Concert
Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre, conductor
November 21st 2020, Royal Opera

VIVALDI: VESPERS FOR ST.MARK'S IN VENICE

Concert
Millénium Orchestra
Leonardo García Alarcón, conductor
January 19th 2021, Royal Chapel

LULLY: GRANDS MOTETS

Concert
Les Epopées
Stéphane Fuguet, conductor
March 8th 2021, Royal Chapel

CAVALLI: EGISTO

Opera in concert version
Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre, conductor
March 19th 2021 , Royal Opera

CHARPENTIER: LES PLAISIRS DE VERSAILLES

Concert
Ensemble Correspondances
Sébastien Daucé, conductor
March 20th 2021, Royal Opera

THE THREE COUNTERTENORS AND THE CASTRATI VIRTUOSITY COMPETITION

Concert
Filippo Mineccia, Samuel Marino, Valer Sabadus
The Royal Opera’s orchestra
Stefan Plewniak, conductor
March 30th 2021, Royal Opera

FLORIE VALIQUETTE: OPÉRA COMIQUE!

Recital
Airs of comic opera from the 18th century
Florie Valiquette, soprano
The Royal Opera’s orchestra
Gaétan Jarry, conductor
May 26th 2021, Crusades Rooms

CORELLI: TRIONFO ROMANO

Concert
Ensemble Exit
Emmanuel Resche-Caserta, conductor
June 18th 2021, Peristyle of Grand Trianon

2019-2020 SEASON

BERLIOZ: BENVENUTO CELLINI  

Opera in concert version
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
September 8th 2019, Royal Opera

GRÉTRY: RICHARD CŒUR DE LION

Opera staged version
First full production of the Royal Opera of Versailles since 1789
Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Marshall Pynkoski, director
From 10th to 13th of October 2019, Royal Opera

CORIGLIANO: THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES   

Opera staged version
New production. First in France
Co-production with Glimmerglass Festival (USA)
The Royal Opera’s orchestra
Jay Lesenger, conductor
James Noone, director
December 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th 2019, Royal Opera

LULLY: CADMUS AND HERMIONE

Opera in concert version
Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre,conductor
November 26th 2019, Royal Opera

RAMEAU: PLATEA

Opera staged version
Newproduction
Le Concert Spirituel, choir and orchestra
Hervé Niquet, conductor
Corinne and Gilles Benizio (Shirley et Dino), director
From 24th to 30th of June 2020, Royal Opera

2018-2019 SEASON

BERLIOZ: THE DAMNATION OF FAUST

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

LEGRENZI: LA DIVISIONE DEL MONDO

Opera in three acts
Ensemble Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, conductor
Jetske Mijnsses, director
Saturday April 13th 2019, Royal Opera

SPLENDOURS OF THE SPANISH GOLDEN AGE

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

CEREROLS: CATALAN SPLENDOURS

Catalan works of the late seventeenth century
Ensemble La Chapelle Harmonique
Valentin Tournet, conductor
Friday July 5th 2019, Royal Chapel

2017-2018 SEASON

PRAETORIUS: CHRISTMAS MASS

Lutheran Mass for Christmas morning
Gabrieli Consort and Players
Paul McCreesh, conductor
December 9th 2017, Royal Chapel


CAVALLI: MISSA CONCERTATA

Great Venetian Mass for Louis XIV’s French-Spanish Peace
Galilei Consort
Benjamin Chénier, conductor
February 10th 2018, Royal Chapel


LULLY: PHAÉTON

Lyric tragedy. Coproduction with the Perm Opera
Ensemble Musica Aeterna
Ensemble Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre, conductor
Benjamin Lazar, director
May 30th, June 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2018, Royal Opera

2016-2017 SEASON

BIBER: MISSA SALISBURGENSIS

Choir and Orchestra Collegium 1704
Vaclav Luks, conductor
September 25th 2016, Royal Chapel

BACH: PASSION ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN

La Chapelle Harmonique, choir and orchestra
Valentin Tournet, conductor
March 31st & April 1st 2017, Royal Chapel

2015-2016 SEASON

ROVETTA: GREAT VENITIAN MASS FOR LOUIS XIV

Galilei Consort
Benjamin Chénier, conductor
Decembre 16th 2015, Royal Chapel

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