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Baroque magicians: Médée, Armide, Circé

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  3. Baroque magicians: Médée, Armide, Circé
Sunday June 30th 2019
4 pm | 1h10 without intermission


Lucile Richardot Mezzo soprano
Jean-Luc Ho Harpsichord


They may be called magicians, sorcerers or more nicely put enchantresses, but beautiful or ugly, young or old, implacably cruel or charitable, they have constantly inspired the finest verses, the most beautiful stanzas, as long as they retained their ambiguity and mystery… True muses of baroque composers, many operas are based on their legend, with expressive musical colours mixing ecstasy and exhilaration.

The mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot, will deploy her seductive and generous timbre accompanied by Jean-Luc Ho, a musician of the emerging generation of French harpsichord players.

- Sylvie Giroux - Château de Valençay - 




Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

Overture Ariodante *
« Dolce riposo », aria from Teseo

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)
« Dell’antro magico », aria from Il Giasone

Joan Cabanilles (1644-1712)
Tiento por A la mi ré *

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
« Quel prix de mon amour », aria from Médée


Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Monologue d’Armide

Jean-Henry d’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Passacaille d’Armide


William Webb (1600-1657)
Powerful Morpheus, let thy charms

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Music for a while

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)
La Dangereuse *

François Colin de Blamont (1690-1760)
Circé (Cantate à voix seule, première version)

* pieces for solo harpsichord

Crusades Room

More info

Crusades Room - Access map


Catégorie 1

34€ to 40€
Web Carte CVS
Web Tarif -26 ans
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Catégorie 2

25€ to 30€
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Web Tarif -26 ans
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Catégorie 3

15€ to 18€
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Web Tarif -26 ans
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Unnumbered seating in the category.

1st Category: priority seating for the Friends of the Royal Opera (ADOR).

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

No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.

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).

Practical information

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→ 3rd, 2nd and 1st categories

No cloakroom or bar on site.
Access to site and door opening 30 minutes before the performance.