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Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres at Versailles

Versailles, Versailles Palace — Chapelle Royale

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About the Event

Marie Perbost and Gwendoline Blondeel, jewels in the crown of the young generation of sopranos, under the direction of Chloé de Guillebon, bring a musical miracle back to life in the Royal Chapel of Versailles.

Programme

Louis‐Nicolas Clérambault (1676‐1749)
Motets pour les trois jours qui précèdent le carême

François Couperin (1668‐1733)
Première Leçon de Ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint

Marc‐Antoine Charpentier (1643‐1704)
In monte oliveti

François Couperin
Deuxième Leçon de Ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint

Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Tristis est anima mea

François Couperin
Troisième Leçon de Ténèbres pour le Mercredi Saint

Marc‐Antoine Charpentier
Stabat Mater pour les religieuses

Versailles Palace

Marvel at the lavish grandeur of the Palace of Versailles, a huge Baroque complex comprising a former royal residence, incredible gardens, spectacular fountains, and the Museum of the History of France. The complex stretches over 787 hectares and is a major UNESCO World Heritage Site. Restoration began in 1892, and although interrupted by both World Wars, among other cataclysmic events, continues today. Visitors should devote a whole day to Versailles, with its abundance of attractions. Deservedly, the most famous room is the Hall of Mirrors - a 70 metre gallery decorated with 17 huge mirrors that reflect the opposite windows and their garden views. However, the Royal Opera of Versailles is another of the Palace's gems. Its' wooden interior (painted to look like marble) means that the opera house boasts superb acoustics, as well as the finest décor. Treat yourself to the best of classical music amidst the opulence of this world-famous palace!

Address

Versailles Palace, Place d’Armes, Versailles, France — Google Maps

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