Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera at Versailles
Simon Fowler-retouche
  • Philippe Jaroussky’s passion for Handel is always invigorated by the possibility of tracing an ideal portrait of the baroque period, notably of the vanished castrati’s art. This recital is composed of a selection of extremely virtuoso arias, composed by Handel during his most productive period, mostly for the castrato Senesino.

    Francesco Bernardi (1686-1759), called Il Senesino, because he was born in Sienna, excelled in his art which took him all over Europe; he was recruited by Handel as Primo Uomo of the Royal Academy of Music. Handel’s most brilliant and most impassioned arias were dedicated to Il Senesino who had a strong influence on the composer’s music with his virtuoso musical flights and also brought cash to the Academy!

    The arias in this program belong to works composed by Handel during his very productive years at the Royal Academy of Music in London, when opera was at his apogee in England. From 1720 to 1728, the private opera company produced 34 operas (of which 14 by Handel) with a total of almost 460 performances! Senesino was the main attraction and his name is forever linked to the masterpieces composed for him by Handel. An encounter at the summit between Senesino, Handel and Philip Jaroussky!

    Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
    “Son pur felice”, “Bel contento”, recitative and arias from Flavio
    “Son stanco”, “ Deggio morire o stelle”, recitative and arias from Siroe
    “Se potessero i sospir miei”, aria from Imeneo
    “Vieni d’empietà”, “Vile, se mi dai morte”, recitative and arias from Radamisto
    “Che mi chiama alla gloria”, “Se parla nel mio cor”, recitative and aria from Giustino
    “Inumano ratel”, “Stille amare”, recitative and aria from Tolomeo
    “Ombra cara”, aria from Radamisto
    “Privarmi ancora”, “Rompo i lacci”, recitative and aria from Flavio

    Philippe Jaroussky Counter-tenor
    Ensemble Artaserse
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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  • From November 28, 2017 to November 28, 2017
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    • Annual - 3rd category : 58€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 90€ / 1st category : 115€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 150€ 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 58 € to 150 €
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 70€ / 2nd category : 105€ / 1st category : 130€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 165€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 195€ / Doge : 265€ (best seats of the theater)

    From 70 € to 265 €
  • On November 28, 2017 at 20:00
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