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Handel: Israël in Egypt

Friday March 15th 2019
8 pm | 2h with intermission

Cast

Hannah Morrison Soprano
Lenka Cafourková Soprano
Benno Schachtner Alto
Krystian Adam Tenor
Tomáš Král Bass
Jaromír Nosek Bass

Collegium 1704
Václav Luks Conductor

Presentation

In Handel’s career, Israel in Egypt is an exception: begun in 1739, only three days after he finished writing Saul, this new oratorio written on sacred texts (like Messiah, but 2 years earlier) was intended to be shown in theatres. What is more, Handel placed 28 choirs and only 4 arias and 3 duets in this composition; an unprecedented balance, which surprised the audience of the first performance, already shocked by this religious music performed in a secular venue like an opera.

The work became a favourite in the following centuries, with large-scale and unifying, almost patriotic, interpretations. Today, Israel in Egypt is mainly a wonderful choral celebration, depicting realistically the Plagues of Egypt and the Crossing of the Red Sea, the waters parted by Moses finally crashing onto Pharaoh’s army: Hollywood before its time assuredly!

Václav Luks and his Collegium 1704 are the interpreters of this work, deploying the wealth of its choral complexity and highlighting Handel’s extraordinary creative palette.


PROGRAMME

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
Israël in Egypt

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Prices

Catégorie 3

25€ to 30€
Web Carte CVS
25€
Web Tarif -26 ans
25€
Web Tarif Plein
30€

Catégorie 1

35€ to 70€
Soldes Hiver
35€
Web Carte CVS
58€
Web Tarif -26 ans
58€
Web Tarif Plein
70€

Catégorie 2

42€ to 50€
Web Carte CVS
42€
Web Tarif -26 ans
42€
Web Tarif Plein
50€

Prestige

55€ to 110€
Soldes Hiver
55€
Web Carte CVS
95€
Web Tarif -26 ans
95€
Web Tarif Plein
110€

Prestige VIP

130€
Web Tarif Plein
130€

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.

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

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).

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