Ana Quintans Soprano
Victoire Bunel Mezzo-soprano
David Tricou Tenor
Serge Goubioud Tenor
Virgile Ancely Baritone
La Tempête Choir
Le Poème Harmonique Orchestra
Vincent Dumestre Conductor
Sealing his kingdom’s peace was Louis XIV's act of love. When he married the Infanta Maria Theresa, daughter of the King of Spain, in June 1660, the young Louis XIV brought peace to his kingdom and ended a long war between Spain and France. To make the Parnassus of love resound with tones of joy, the greatest festivities were held in honour of His Majesty during Louis XIV's journey to Paris.
No less than Du Mont, Lully, Cavalli and many other skillful composers were needed to work on the wedding celebrations.
Based on the existing testimonials on these celebrations, from Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Versailles, this programme recreates the musical works that accompanied them: the King's trumpets open the concert, while the church galleries host Dumont's symphony, organ and motets; finally, the most beautiful extracts from Cavalli's Il Xerxe and the accompanying symphonies by Monsieur de Lully allow us to hear the opera that celebrated the arrival of the bride and groom in their Château.
This new production of Les Noces Royales de Louis XIV is made possible thanks to the exceptional support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.
Aux portes du temple
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632 – 1687) : Sonneries pour les trompettes du Roi
Entrée des délégations
Jean-Baptiste Lully : Entrée pour la Maison de France, Les Espagnols, Les Basques
Célébration de la paix
Jean Veillot (1600 – 1662) : Hymne O filii e filiae
Jean-Baptiste Lully : Motet pour la Paix Jubilate Deo, LWV 77
Salomone Rossi (1570 – 1630) : Sinfonia grave
Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676) : Magnificat
Ballet des nations & Réjouissances
Francesco Cavalli : Xerse : "Lasciate mi morire"
André de Rosiers (actif 1634 – 1672) : Après une si longue guerre
Nicolas Métru (1600/1605 – 1663) : Ô France
Juan Hidalgo (1614 – 1685) : Celos aun del aire matan
Royal ChapelMore info
DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.
PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.
REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders, the Cercle of Rameau members and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).
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