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The Royal Ballet of Night | May 16th 2020

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Saturday May 16th 2020
7 pm | 3h40 with intermission

Cast

INFO COVID-19: Due to the French government decisions, Château de Versailles Spectacles has to cancel this show.

250th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL OPERA

Lucile Richardot Night, Italian Venere
Violaine Le Chenadec An Hour, Cintia, a French Grace
Caroline Weynants Euridice, a French Grace
Ilektra Platiopoulou Junon
Caroline Dangin-Bardot Venere, Silence
Perrine Devillers Pasitea, Mnemosyna, Aurora
Léa Trommenschlager Moon, Dejanira, a French Grace
David Tricou Apollo
Etienne Bazola Sleep
Renaud Brès Ercole
Nicolas Brooymans Grand Sacrificer

Dancers, acrobats, jugglers

Ensemble Correspondances Choir and orchestra 
Sébastien Daucé Conductor and musical score reconstruction
Francesca Lattuada Director, choregraphies, scenography, costumes
Olivier Charpentier Costumes drawings
Ateliers MBV Bruno-Fatalot Costumes realization
Catherine Saint-Sever Make up, hair, wigs
Aitor Ibañez Video creation (video extracts from Mark Bone and Dan Rubotton)
Christian Dubet Lights

Presentation

INFO COVID-19: Due to the French government decisions, Château de Versailles Spectacles has to cancel this show.

A Court Ballet, how curious! Everyone knows of them, but whoever tried to revive one on stage? This is the challenge Sébastien Daucé set himself over the last four years.

After the reconstruction of the magnificent and incredibly varied music that met with great success in concert, here is Louis XIV’s beloved dance – the Sun King is central to this work. A panorama of French and Italian choreography in the middle of the 17th century, The Royal Ballet of Night is a masterpiece! Francesca Lattuada brings her baroque universe, her extravagant bestiary, and her grotesque follies to the staging and choreography of this ballet which ends at dawn with the apparition of Louis XIV as the Sun… The absolute Versailles myth!


Production theatre of Caen.
Coproduction Royal Opera / Château de Versailles Spectacles, Ensemble Correspondances, Opera of Dijon.
With the support of Fondation Rothschild.

Surtitles in French and Italian with surtitles in French and English

PROGRAMME

The Royal Ballet of Night

Grand divertimento for the young Sun King
From The Royal Ballet of Night (1653) by Isaac de Benserade (1613-1691), Jean de Cambefort (1605-1661), Louis Constantin (1585-1657).
With extracts from Orfeo (1647) de Luigi Rossi (1597-1653), Ercole Amante (1661) by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676), and arias from ballet by Antoine Boësset (1587-1643) and Michel Lambert (1610-1696).
Created on February 23rd 1653 at Petit-Bourbon in Paris.

Photo gallery

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

The Royal Night Ballet © Philippe Delval

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Video: The Royal Night Ballet trailer

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