Orchestre de l’Opéra Royal
Under the high patronage of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet
Stefan Plewniak Conductor
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July - Combined ticket offers for an exceptional evening in Versailles:
- To attend the 6 pm concert and enjoy the Night Fountains Show, choose the "6 pm Concert + Night Fountains Show" rate.
- To attend the 6 pm concert followed by the Royal Serenade show in the Hall of Mirrors and the Night Fountains Show, choose the "6 pm Concert + Royal Serenade + Night Fountains Show" rate.
- To attend the 8 pm concert and the Night Fountains Show finale, choose the "8 pm Concert + Night Fountains Show Finale" rate.
- To attend the Royal Serenade in the Hall of Mirrors at 6:30 pm, the 8 pm concert, and the Night Fountains Show finale, choose the "Royal Serenade + 8 pm Concert + Night Fountains Show Finale" rate.
(combined tickets only available in categories 1 and 2)
Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons, published in Amsterdam in 1725, were so successful that they almost eclipse Vivaldi's other concertos (over five hundred!). If they owe their success to a particularly expressive and virtuoso "programme music", Vivaldi was already very much in demand throughout Europe, and his success in opera put him at the forefront of Italian composers. He was particularly admired and played in France, and the French ambassador to Venice asked him to write works in honour of Louis XV. It was probably because of this that Vivaldi was approached by a French collector to acquire concertos by him: those now known as the 12 Paris Concertos: I Concerti di Parigi.
If their style often refers to features of French music, such as the overtures, or typically French bourrée or minuet movements, they are above all true and dazzling Vivaldian concertos. Inventiveness, colours, magnificent melodies, flawless virtuosity: all of Vivaldi's assets concentrated in a cycle of twelve remarkably complex works, which will be a real revelation for the public, with the publication of the CD that will grant them recognition at last! They will be served here with vitality by the Versailles Royal Opera Orchestra, led from the first solo violin by its conductor Stefan Plewniak, a true devil of a violinist: and in the Four Seasons, he shows his irresistible spirits, prince of summer skies and icy demon of the winter!
CD and DVD available in the Château de Versailles Spectacles collection
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto en Do Majeur RV 114
Concerto en Fa Majeur RV 136
Concerto en Sol Majeur RV 150
Concerto en Sol mineur RV 157
Concerto en La Majeur RV 159
Concerto en Ré Majeur RV 121
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COMBINED TICKET valid for categories 1 and 2 of the concert Les Quatre Saisons to which you can add, The Royal Serenade and/or The Night Fountains Show, and/or the finale of The Night Fountains Show.
PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY : Best seats in house 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 and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).
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).