Yelena Dyachek Marie-Antoinette
Jonathan Bryan Beaumarchais
Kayla Siembieda Susanna
Ben Schaefer Figaro
Brian Wallin Earl Almaviva
Joanna Latini Rosina
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
In this nod to the Barber of Seville and to the Marriage of Figaro, Marie-Antoinette’s ghost is devastated by her premature death. Her favourite theatre writer, Beaumarchais, tries to amuse her with a new composition. He creates an opera within an opera, featuring Figaro, Count Almaviva and Susanna, all trying to save the queen from beheading in a musical and spirited production.
Coproduction Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Festival de Glimmerglass (USA).
Show in English with surtitles in French and English
John Corigliano (1938)
The Versailles Ghosts
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.
Royal OperaMore info
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).
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