About the Event
Lully's lyric tragedy in five acts come to the prestigious stage of the Royal Opera of Versailles in a concert version performed by Les Épopées with Véronique Gens in the title role.
Cast / Production
Lyric tragedy in five acts with prologue to a libretto by Philippe Quinault, premièred at the Jeu de Paume de Bel‐Air in Paris in 1674.
Véronique Gens Alceste
Cyril Auvity Admète
Luigi De Donato Alcide
Luc Bertin‐Hugault Lycomède, Charon
Camille Poul Cephise, Nymphe des Tuileries
Léo Vermot‐Desroches Lycas, Phérès, Alecton, Apollon
Geoffroy Buffière Cléante, Straton, Pluton, Eole
Claire Lefilliâtre La Gloire, Femme affligée
Cécile Achille Nymphe, Ombre, Nymphe de la Seine
Juliette Mey Proserpine, Diane, Thétis, Nymphe de la Marne
Chœur de l’Opéra Royal
Stéphane Fuget Conductor
Lucile de Trémiolles Choirmaster
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!