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Philippe Jaroussky and Valer Sabadus

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Friday July 3rd 2020
8 pm | 1h30 without intermission

Cast

Philippe Jaroussky Countertenor
Valer Sabadus Countertenor

L’Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar Theorbo and musical conductor

Presentation

No 17th century Italian composer had been as successful as Luigi Rossi, composer, harpist, luth player, singer and organist.

After studying with Giovanni de Macques in Naples, Luigi Rossi went to Rome in 1614. He entered the Borghese family's service and became organist at San Luigi dei Francesi. In 1635, he went to Florence at the invitation Ferdinando II Medici and spent several years there. The focus point of musical life in Rome in Luigi Rossi’s time was the Barberini family, they gave composers’ creativity the possibility of flourishing. The key figures of this dynasty were Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) and his nephews Francesco and cardinal Antonio Barberini, making Palazzo Barberini and its theatre the main stage for Roman opera. They ordered masses, oratorios and operas performed at the period of carnival, weddings, political events, coronations or important official visits. Luigi Rossi was engaged by cardinal Antonio Barberini to put to music a libretto by Giulio Rospigliosi: Palazzo incantato (1642), inspired by the Orlando Furioso, which met with great success at the 1642 carnival. The most famous castrati of the time, Marc’Antonio Pasqualini, Mario Savioni and Loreto Vittori, took part in the performances, hundreds of machines, decorators and technicians turned this work into an “event-performance” lasting seven hours.

The Barberini dynasty ended suddenly at the death of pope Urban VIII, when the new pope discovered that the Vatican’s official funds were misappropriated by the Barberini family to finance their spectacles… Which compelled the Barberinis to choose Parisian exile in 1645. They brought with them some of their musicians, Marco Marazzoli, the famous singer Leonora Baroni, castrati Atto Melani and Mario Savioni, friends, colleagues and performers of Luigi Rossi’s cantatas. At Mazarin’s request, on the recommendation of cardinal Barberini, Rossi came to Paris at the end of summer 1646. Cardinal Mazarin’s musical patronage is one of the high points of his ambitious policy including all art forms, aiming to introduce Italian taste in France. From then on, he would not cease to look for artists capable of introducing Italian opera in France: Rossi’s Orfeo, on a libretto by Francesco Buti, would be one of the most ambitious productions in this plan. The project is based on two precious manuscripts offered to Anne of Austria, kept at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. They contain about a hundred Italian cantatas, mostly composed by Luigi Rossi. The two books are decorated with the Barberini family's coat of arms and are evidence of the execution of Italian vocal music by Italian and French singers.


PROGRAMME

Philippe Jaroussky and Valer Sabadus
The first castrati in Paris
Luigi Rossi (1597-1653) at the court of France

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Prices

Catégorie 3

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

Catégorie 2

90€ to 105€
Web Carte CVS
90€
Web Tarif -26 ans
90€
Web Tarif Plein
105€

Catégorie 1

115€ to 130€
Web Carte CVS
115€
Web Tarif -26 ans
115€
Web Tarif Plein
130€

Prestige

150€ to 165€
Web Carte CVS
150€
Web Tarif -26 ans
150€
Web Tarif Plein
165€

Prestige VIP

195€
Web Tarif Plein
195€

Doge

265€
Web Tarif Plein
265€

DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats of the theater, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 1h before the show) and unlimited champagne.

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.

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

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).

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