Philippe Jaroussky Countertenor
In baroque Rome, stage performances were regularly banned, and women could not perform in concerts either. It was then that the oratorio gained its place: sacred or allegorical librettos fed the dramatic vein of the music, without departing from the rules imposed by the Pope, and giving first place to the castrati! Originally performed in the Oratory of the Church of San Filippo Neri, they were quickly presented in the palaces of the Roman princes, under the signature of Carissimi, Stradella, Scarlatti, but also Handel! Italy reigned over musical Europe, its great composers and singers were active in all the princely courts and large cities of the continent. They used the same language and the same expressive intensity both in theatres and churches, the sacred was however bound by strict rules, without sacrificing virtuosity or the love of beautiful melodies.
Drawing from a vast repertoire of innumerable gems, Philippe Jaroussky offers a programme tailored to his legendary musicality and his no less celebrated vocal mastery. A nod from an artist who has just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his beginnings, Philippe Jaroussky's new album includes Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorio Sedecia Re di Gerusalemme, a work that propelled him to the forefront of the stage in 1999. So, for this anniversary, let us be overwhelmed by the beauty of baroque oratorios!
Philippe Jaroussky - Oratorio: La Vanità del mondo
Arias by Scarlatti, Hasse, Caldara, Bononcini, Chelleri, Fago
Hall of MirrorsMore info
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DOGE CATEGORY: Best seats of the theater, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.
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.
Boxes 13 and 14 (Corbeille, Balcon Royal and Colonnade): depending on the show and the setting, seats may have limited visibility on ranks 2, 3 and 4.
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).
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).