A true gem of baroque music, signed by Henry Purcell, with its plot full of twists and turns and colorful characters, King Arthur has been a lasting success since its first performance in 1691.The story tells of the confrontation between Arthur, the Christian Breton king and Oswald, the Pagan Saxon king. Assisted by their sorcerers – Merlin on the side of good and Osmond on the side of evil – they fight for supremacy over Brittany and for the heart of Emmeline, a blind young girl. Love, honor and peace will triumph, saved as if by magic.
Subtitles in french
King Arthur has become Purcell’s signature work and Paul McCreesh fully intends to defend its truly British dimension, with the colours and freshness of its creation in 1691, (Purcell was only 31) with a passionate and virtuoso troupe.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Semi-opera in 5 acts on a libretto by John Dryden.
Created in London in 1691.
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From April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2018
• 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 €
• 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 €
April 11, 2018
* 2h with interlude
- On April 11, 2018 from 20:00 at 22:00