About the Event
Valentin Tournet and La Chapelle Harmonique performs this masterpiece of humour and musical perspicacity by Rameau in the Royal Opera of Versailles.
Cast / Production
Opera‐ballet bouffon in a prologue and three acts by Jean‐Philippe Rameau to a libretto by Adrien‐Joseph Le Valois, premièred at the Grand Manège de Versailles in 1745.
Mathias Vidal Platée
Marie Lys Thalia The Madness
Zachary Wilder Thespis, Mercury
Alexandre Duhamel Jupiter
Juliette Mey Juno
David Witczak Cytheron, a Satyr
Cécile Achille Cupid, Clarine
Cyril Costanzo Momus
La Chapelle Harmonique Choir and orchestra
Valentin Tournet 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!