Bach : Saint John passion

Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera at Versailles
Jaap van de Klomp - retouche
  • Of Bach’s two surviving passions, the Saint John Passion was the first composed and the Cantor reworked it several times for performances between 1724 and 1747.

    In Saint Thomas of Leipzig Bach’s choral and instrumental ensemble was experienced enough for the virtuosity of the arias and chorales of this powerful passion and he drove the rhetorical effects to their maximum to emphasise the dramatic and dolorous text. Hardly a year after his arrival in Leipzig, he gave this first great masterpiece on Good Friday 1724. It is the largest by far of all his compositions and one of the public’s favourite because of its extraordinary humanity.

    Ton Koopman who has been conducting this work for almost 50 years will give a version nourished by the strong protestant traditions enduringly alive in the Netherlands and transcend Bach today.

    ♦ PROGRAMME
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Saint John Passion
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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  • From March 18, 2018 to March 18, 2018
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 45€ / 2nd category : 65€ / 1st category : 85€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 120€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 140€

    From 45 € to 140 €
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category : 38€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 55€ / 1st category : 72€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 105€ REDUCED RATE APPLICABLE TO : - under 26, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people - holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport. Reservation by telephone only at +33 (0) 130 837 889 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability). Detailed conditions on the Chateau de Versailles internet site.

    From 38 € to 105 €
Schedules
Schedules
  • On March 18, 2018 from 17:00 at 19:15
  • * Duration 2h15 without intermission
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