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Baroque Carnival

From December 14th to 16th 2018
1h30 without intermission

Cast

Bruno Le Levreur Alto
Serge Goubioud Tenor
Hugues Primard Tenor
Emmanuel Vistorky Bass

Mimes et acrobates : Stefano Amori, Julien Lubek, Quentin Bancel, Antoine Hélou, Ahmed Said, Rocco Le Flem, Olivier Landre

Le Poème Harmonique
Vincent Dumestre Conductor and design

Cécile Roussat Director
Chantal Rousseau Costumes
François Destors Scenography
Mathilde Benmoussa Make-up 
Julien Lubek Artistic collaboration

Presentation

At the time of baroque Venice, Carnival lasted ten days, during which its inhabitants exhausted their appetite for festivals and debauchery, before the beginning of Lent.

In their enchanting and colourful Carnaval, Vincent Dumestre and Cécile Roussat recreate this atmosphere of pleasure and passions. Acrobats, jugglers, mimes and of course singers and dancers mingle onstage to revive the shows and intrigues of the time, from streets to palaces. The combination of the singers’ voices and mimes’ bodies brings life to this carnivallike energy. We are taken from a magnificent banquet to a breathless manhunt along canals, to a trestle theatre, built as a parody of Monterverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa.

All the episodes take place to the music of famous or unknown 17th century arias, the repertoire that built the Poème Harmonique’s reputation. Baroque dance, commedia dell’arte and the circus mingle with wonderful chaconnes, moresques and tarantellas. The artists revive here a formidable popular celebration, echoing pagan rituals and the triumph of life over the hardships of existence.

This show summarises the unique path taken by Poème Harmonique in baroque music. Its remarkable success is manifested in their exceptional number of performances, more than sixty in a dozen countries.

Production: Le Poème Harmonique.
Coproduction: Les Célestins-Théâtre de Lyon, La Comète-Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, Opéra de Reims, Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf, Le Tangram, Festival Automne en Normandie.

PROGRAMME

Baroque Carnival
A Carnival in Venice: circus, music and dance in the 17th century

Photo gallery

Baroque Carnival © Aleksey Gushchin

Baroque Carnival © Aleksey Gushchin

Baroque Carnival © Aleksey Gushchin

Baroque Carnival © Aleksey Gushchin

Aleksey Gushchin

Aleksey Gushchin

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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

51€ to 85€
Cadences
51€
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

72€ to 120€
Cadences
72€
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.

Boxes 13 and 14 (Corbeille, Balcon Royal and Colonnade): depending on the show and the setting, seats may have limited visibility on ranks 2, 3 and 4.

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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