About the Event
The Ensemble Hemiolia and a dreamcast perform this epic oratorio in concert version in the sumptuous Hercules Room of the Château de Versailles.
Cast / Production
Oratorio in two parts to an anonymous libretto, after Racine’s tragedy Athalie, premiered in Rome in 1692.
Camille Poul Atalia
Bastien Rimondi Ormano
Mélodie Ruvio Nurse
Furio Sanasi Sacerdote
Virginie Thomas Chorus soprano
Emmanuel Resche‐Caserta Conductor
Concert in Italian 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!