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New opening hours! From January 6th, 2020, the ticket office of Château de Versailles Spectacles is continuously open Monday-Friday from 11 am to 6 pm! By phone at +33 (0)130837889, or in our Box office-shop, 3 bis rue des Réservoirs at Versailles.

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Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles

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From 4th to 8th of December 2019
2h50 with intermission

Cast

Performances at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel will not be canceled during the national strike.

Teresa Perrotta Marie-Antoinette
Jonathan Bryan Beaumarchais
Kayla Siembieda Susanna
Ben Schaefer Figaro
Brian Wallin Earl Almaviva
Joanna Latini Rosina
Peter Morgan Louis XVI
Christian Sanders Patrick Honoré Bégearss
Emily Misch Florestine
Spencer Britten Léon

Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal
Joseph Colaneri Musical conductor
Jay Lesenger Director
Eric Sean Fogel Choregraphy
James Noone Scenography
Nancy Leary Costumes
Robert Wierzel Lights

Presentation

NEW PRODUCTION 

What if Beaumarchais could change the Revolution victims’ past? Gathered in purgatory, the Versailles ghosts, with Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI on the first row, impatiently wait for his new play that will do them justice. The objective is clear: by preventing the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, Beaumarchais is confident he will save Marie-Antoinette! Enter Count Almaviva, the famous Figaro, and also Rosina and Cherubino, all carried off in an eventful plot centred on the elimination of the splendid and fated necklace, with many twists and turns, as the revolutionary spies try to get it back! However, the situation spins out of its creator’s control and Beaumarchais himself must step on stage and get involved in the Queen’s trial to try to save the Queen – with whom he has fallen in love …

With assumed brilliance, the music travels between Mozart and Rossini, dramma giocoso and historical subject, carrying spectators away into an unexpected opera, whose characters are all familiar to us! The Versailles ghosts are there and will accomplish their destiny again… This one of a king opera was a highlight of the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1991; it was commissioned to celebrate its centenary from the composer John Corigliano and the librettist William Hoffman. A major success when it was created, Les Fantômes de Versailles were then performed in several operas in the United States, with consistent success and was due to finally arrive on the stage of the Versailles Royal Opera, for whom Beaumarchais certainly wrote this story that takes us back in time…For this premiere in France, Château de Versailles Spectacles has joined forces with the Glimmerglass Festival, directed by Francesca Zambella, for a coproduction presented this summer in Glimmerglass and this autumn in Versailles. The occasion to inaugurate the Royal Opera Orchestra, which will be playing for this landmark performance of the 250th anniversary season. Will Marie-Antoinette escape her tragic fate? Come and meet her ghost in Versailles!


Coproduction Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Festival de Glimmerglass (USA).

Show in English with surtitles in French and English

PROGRAMME

John Corigliano (1938)
The Ghosts of Versailles

Opera with two acts on a libretto by William M. Hoffman, created in 1991 in New York.

This concert is made possible by a generous support from the ADOR, the Friends of the Royal Opera and from M. Gerald Herman.

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Ghosts of Versailles © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Ghosts of Versailles © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Ghosts of Versailles © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Ghosts of Versailles © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Ghosts of Versailles © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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Prices

Catégorie 3

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

Catégorie 2

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

Catégorie 1

42,50€ to 85€
OFFRE ADOR
42,50€
Web Carte CVS
72€
Web Tarif -26 ans
72€
Web Tarif Plein
85€

Prestige

60€ to 120€
OFFRE ADOR
60€
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.

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

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 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm).

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