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Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Tuesday December 11th 2018
8 pm | 2h15 with intermission

Cast

Hasnaa Bennani Soprano
Anthea Pichanick Alto
David Szigetvári Tenor
Victor Sicard Bass

Purcell Choir
Orfeo Orchestra
György Vashegyi Conductor

Presentation

Bach composed the Christmas Oratorio in 1734 for the three days of Christmas and new year celebrations, connected to the birth of Christ and Epiphany. Composed of six brilliant cantatas, full of life and enthusiasm, this work magnifies the alternating grand chorales typical of Bach’s choral art and solo arias telling the moving and wonderful story of the Nativity and of the recognition of the divinity of Christ by the shepherds and the Wise Men. 

The first cantata describes the birth of Jesus, the second the Annunciation, the third the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth the name of Jesus, the fifth and sixth the story of the Wise Men. With a constantly lively orchestra score, armed with drums and trumpets to express glorious moments and the faithfuls’ joy, Bach also created some of his most beautiful arias for soloists.

PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1759)

Christmas Oratorio
Cantatas n° 1, 3, 5, 6

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Prices

Catégorie 3

38€ to 45€
Web Carte CVS
38€
Web Tarif -26 ans
38€
Web Tarif Plein
45€

Catégorie 1

43€ to 85€
Black Friday
43€
Web Carte CVS
72€
Web Tarif -26 ans
72€
Web Tarif Plein
85€

Catégorie 2

55€ to 65€
Web Carte CVS
55€
Web Tarif -26 ans
55€
Web Tarif Plein
65€

Prestige

105€ to 120€
Web Carte CVS
105€
Web Tarif -26 ans
105€
Web Tarif Plein
120€

Prestige VIP

140€
Web Tarif Plein
140€

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility.

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). 
→ Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles website

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 40 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm).

Practical information

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