Eugénie Lefèbvre, Danaé Monnié Soprano
Clément Debieuvre Countertenor
Marc Mauillon Basse-taille
Josèphe Cottet, Yoko Kawakubo, Birgit Goris, Béatrice Linon, Antoine Touche Violins
Thomas Leconte, Valérie Balssa German flutes
Julie Dessaint, Myriam Rignol, Mathilde Vialle, Robin Pharo, Etienne Floutier Violas
Antoine Touche Violin bass
Caroline Lieby Harp
Sébastien Daucé, Loris Barrucand Harpsichord
Romain Falik, Thibaut Roussel Theorbo and guitar
Thibaut Roussel Conductor
Louis XIV was a King of Music: as shown by all the works composed for his “official” life, with Lully’s lyric tragedies, open-air carrousels and fanfares, Lalande’s Symphonies for the King’s suppers, Grands Motets for the Royal Chapel… But who knows the Sun King’s intimate music?
In the evening, the private apartment has its own compositions, played by the best musicians of the court. The harpsichord, viola da gamba and luth take precedence over drums and trumpets; the most magnificent singers stand a few steps away from the sovereign, in his bedchamber, to give him some musical beauty to nourish royal dreams…Around 1713, Lalande, the music superintendent brings together some musicians “requested by the King”: Marin Marais, Robert de Visée, Michel de la Barre, Antoine Forqueray, and asks them to come after the Grand Coucher, to present to Louis a last, informal and intimate moment of music.
For this exceptional evening, Thibaut Roussel has brought together the best musicians for a revival of the Couchers du Roi. The recording of this programme, made at the Château for the Château de Versailles Spectacles collection, will be released at the same time as the concert. An exceptional moment in perspective...
Available in the discographic collection of Château de Versailles Spectacles' label.
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AMBASSADOR TICKET: Free placement in the category. Cocktail dinner throughout the evening, champagne.
PRINCE TICKET: Free placement in the category. Cocktail dinner throughout the evening, delicacies and champagne, an exclusive moment.
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 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).
Entrance and placement conditions will be adapted according to the health protocol enforced.