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Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Tuesday December 15th 2020
8 pm | 2h30 with intermission

Cast

Arianna Vendittelli Soprano
Maïlys de Villoutreys Soprano
Christopher Ainslie Alto
Helena Rasker Alto
Paul Schweinester Tenor
Richard Resch Tenor
James Platt Bass
Patzke Norman Bass

Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski 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. Marc Minkowski has chosen to give his soloists all the chorales to sing as well: the result is striking and the strength and precision of a choir of soloists can exceed all expectations! This "restored" interpretation should sound sumptuous in the Royal Chapel.


PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Oratorio de Noël
Cantate I
Cantate II
Cantate IV
Cantate VI

Royal Chapel

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Prices

Catégorie 3

42€ to 50€
Web Carte CVS
42€
Web Tarif -26 ans
42€
Web Tarif Plein
50€

Catégorie 2

63€ to 75€
Web Carte CVS
63€
Web Tarif -26 ans
63€
Web Tarif Plein
75€

Catégorie 1

88€ to 100€
Web Carte CVS
88€
Web Tarif -26 ans
88€
Web Tarif Plein
100€

Prestige

115€ to 130€
Web Carte CVS
115€
Web Tarif -26 ans
115€
Web Tarif Plein
130€

Prestige VIP

150€
Web Tarif Plein
150€

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

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

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

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.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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