About the Event
Rediscover the epic tragedy by Gluck in a fascinating staging by Aurélien Bory on the prestigious stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles.
Cast / Production
Opera in four acts to a libretto by Pierre‐Louis Moline. Version adapted by Hector Berlioz, premièred in Paris in 1859.
Marie‐Claude Chappuis Orpheus
Mirella Hagen Eurydice
Julie Gebhart Love
Claire Carpentier, Elodie Chan, Tommy Entresangle, Charlotte Le May, Coralie Meinget, Margherita Mischitelli Dancers and circus artists
Collegium 1704 Choir and Orchestra
Václav Luks Director
Aurélien Bory Stage direction and scenery
Taïcyr Fadel Dramaturgy
Pierre Dequivre Sets
Manuela Agnesini Costumes
Arno Veyrat Lighting
Hugues Cohen Assistant director
Under the patronage of Aline Foriel‐Destezet
Performance in French with French and English 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!