About the Event
Les Ombres continue to explore the fascinating work of the musketeer musician André-Cardinal Destouches in the Crusades Room of the Château de Versailles.
Cast / Production
Lyric tragedy in five acts with prologue to a libretto by Simon‐Joseph Pellegrin, premiered at the at the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris in 1714.
Isabelle Druet Calypso
Antonin Rondepierre Télémaque
Emmanuelle de Negri Eucharis, Antiope
David Witczak Adraste
Hasnaa Bennani Love, Cléone, Priestess of Neptune, Nymph, Sailor
Adrien Fournaison Apollo, Idas
Marine Lafdal‐Franc Minerva, High Priestess of Love
David Tricou Arcas One of the arts, One pleasure
Les Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles Conductor Fabien Armengaud
Margaux Blanchard and Sylvain Sartre Conductor
Concert in french without surtitles.
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!