Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera at Versailles
Domaine public
  • In 1623, a century after the birth of Protestantism, the composers Heinrich Schütz and Johann Hermann Schein, who were also friends, each wrote a composition in German, one the Story of the Resurrection of Christ (Schütz) and the other Fountains of Israel (Schein). Composed in the wake of the Lutheran Reform, these two works paradoxically show the influence of baroque Italy, especially Claudio Monteverdi.

    The unexpected rapprochement between these two works gives birth to an Italian Passion in German, integrating into Schütz’s operatic and very narrative composition Schein’s expressionist madrigals, whose texts taken from the Old Testament (David’s Psalms or Song of Songs) magnificently illustrate the subject. This gives voice to a strong, modern and universal narrative in splendid and finely orchestrated pages, treated with maximum expressiveness and great dramatic power. With his Ensemble La Tempête, Simon-Pierre Bestion has travelled on a truly surprising musical path, creating performance-concerts, where major works of the repertoire are set in space, mixed and interwoven as in the Pasticcios of the baroque period. On the quest for expressiveness in music, he energises his interpreters (the best French singers, at ease in all repertoires, medieval, baroque or romantic) and creates an inventive and innovative encounter between the public and music.

    This programme will be recorded for the Alpha/Versailles collection.

    1623, Schütz et Schein
    Resurrection tears

    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Historia der Auferstehung Christi (History of the Resurrection of Christ)

    Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630)
    Israëlis Brünnlein (extracts)


    On Friday 23 March at 7.30pm, share “15 minutes with” the conductor Simon-Pierre Bestion, about Resurrection tears in the Grand Foyer of the Royal Opera.

    -Please show your ticket for the evening performance, subject to availability-
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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  • From March 23, 2018 to March 23, 2018
  • Standard rate - adult full price

    • Annual - 3rd category (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) : 20€ / 2nd category : 35€ / 1st category : 50€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 75€ / Prestige VIP (glass of champagne + programme) : 90€

    From 20 € to 90 €
  • Reduce rate

    • Annual - 3rd category : 17€ (Please note that some 3rd category seats have limited visibility) / 2nd category : 30€ / 1st category : 42€ / Prestige (glass of champagne + programme) : 63€ 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 17 € to 63 €
  • On March 23, 2018 from 20:00 at 21:30
  • * Duration 1h30 without intermission
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