Performances at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel will not be canceled during the national strike.
Perrine Devillers, Caroline Weynants, Adèle Carlier, Jeanne Lefort, Marie-Frédérique Girod Sopranos
Lucile Richardot, Marie Pouchelon Mezzo sopranos
Mathieu Peyreigne, Vojtech Semerad Countertenor
Randol Rodriguez, Davy Cornillot, Constantin Goubet, Antonin Rondepierre Basses
Thierry Cartier, Étienne Bazola, René Ramos Premier Ground basses
Renaud Bres, Emmanuel Vistorky, Guillaume Olry Counter-basses
Sébastien Daucé Conductor
When Louis XIV selected Lalande to become one of his Royal Chapel’s musicians, he certainly did not imagine that he would conduct his compositions there for four decades and that they would be played until the Revolution: a century of success confirms that Lalande’s Grand Motets are one of the most extraordinary cycles of sacred music of the baroque period, alongside Bach’s Cantatas and Handel’s Oratorios. Superintendent Lalande soon occupied all the music positions in Versailles, his compositions accompanied the great moments of the court under Louis XIV: victories, ambassador receptions and the King’s entertainments were enhanced by his musical prolixity. His Symphonies for the King’s Suppers were played three times a week and certainly performed hundreds of times for the Sun King’s meals…
Sébastien Daucé, an inspired interpreter of the Grand Siècle music, will perform a selection of Lalande’s most famous Motets, around the extraordinary Dies Irae, probably performed for Louis XIV’s funeral, a magnificent fusion of piety, beauty and majesty.
Production Ensemble Correspondances
Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657–1726)
La Grande Pièce royale
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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).
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