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Bach: Mass in B minor

Wed. 13th and Thu. 14th of March 2019
1h50 without intermission

Cast

Joanne Lunn Soprano
Lea Desandre Soprano
Lucile Richardot Alto
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Tenor
Thomas E. Bauer Bass

Pygmalion
Raphaël Pichon Conductor

Presentation

The origin of Bach’s famous Mass in B minor is not well known. It was probably finished in Leipzig in 1748, two years before the composer’s death, by assembling his 1733 Missa Brevis (a Kyrie and a Gloria dedicated to the Elector of Saxony, at the catholic Dresden Court – with a brilliant musical life) with different pieces already written, notably the Sanctus from Christmas 1724 and also new compositions to create what his son Carl Philipp Emanuel called the “Grand Catholic Mass”. It is probably a theoretical composition, whose purpose was not dictated by need: Bach thus created his major work, a musical summit after fifty years dedicated to cantatas and passions… 

Only published in 1833, the full work was certainly not performed in Bach’s lifetime; in the 19th century, it became a model of mastery of composition, and then with the rebirth of baroque it took a centre place in German baroque and universal music, together with St Matthew’s Passion.

In Bach’s work, this grand Latin mass opposes its opulence to protestant passions. The heady grief of the Crucifixus where each voice deplores the death of Christ is followed by the exhilaration of the Resurrexit, in a deployment of brass and timpani and the cries of joy of the faithful. Bach’s musical testament is one of his most often performed work.


PROGRAMME


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Mass in B minor

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Catégorie 1

72€ to 85€
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72€
Web Tarif -26 ans
72€
Web Tarif Plein
85€

Catégorie 2

55€ to 65€
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55€
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55€
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65€

Catégorie 3

38€ to 45€
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38€
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38€
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45€

Prestige

105€ to 120€
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105€
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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 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm).

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