About the Event
Discover this Opera by Colin de Blamont in a concert version performed by Valentin Tournet and La Chapelle Harmonique at the Royal Opera of Versailles.
Cast / Production
Heroic ballet in three entries (Les Jeux Olympiques, Les Bacchanales, Les Saturnales) and a prologue, to a libretto by Jean‐Louis Fuzelier, first performed in Paris in 1723
Cyrille Dubois Amintas, Eros, Tibule, a follower of Apollo
David Witczak Apollo, Alcibiades, Marc Antoine
Marie‐Claude Chappuis Erato, Cleopatra
Hélène Carpentier Clio, Timée
Cécile Achille Zélide, Plautine
Gwendoline Blondeel Aspasie, Délie
Jehanne Amzal An Egyptian, a Shepherdess
La Chapelle Harmonique
Valentin Tournet Direction
Concert 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!