About the Event
Les Talens Lyriques and Christophe Rousset offer a concert version of Lully's lyric tragedy in 5 acts in the prestigious Royal Opera at Versailles.
Cast / Production
Lyric tragedy in five acts with prologue to a libretto by Philippe Quinault, premiered in Saint‐Germain‐en‐Laye in 1676.
Reinoud Van Mechelen Atys
Judith Van Wanroij Cybele
Céline Scheen Flora, Sangaride
Apolline Raï-Westphal Melpomène, Melissa
Gwendoline Blondeel Iris, Doris
Kieran White Zephyr, The Sleep
Nick Pritchard Morpheus
Antonin Rondepierre Phantasus
Olivier Cesarini Time, The River Sangar, Phobetor
Philippe Estèphe Celenus
Romain Bockler Idas
Vlad Crosman A dark dream
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset Conductor
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!