Verdi : Requiem

Cultural ,  Concert ,  Opera at Versailles
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  • Verdi’s Requiem has reached posterity even though it was not intended as sacred music for liturgy but written by the composer as a vast concert piece.

    At the height of his career in opera, Verdi had nothing more to prove but his friend Manzoni’s funeral gave him the idea of a large composition, in line with Berlioz’s famous Requiem.

    This is indeed a “sacred operatic drama”, where Nabucco’s chorales meet Othello’s soloists and Aida’s trumpets, the brilliance of music allied to the depth of feelings. The Requiem was created in the San Carlo church in Milan for the anniversary of Manzoni’s death in 1874 and Verdi conducted it for three evening performances at the Scala and the following week at the Opéra Comique in Paris, to great success then as today.

    For this powerful work, Enrique Mazzola has gathered four talented soloists, his full orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris choir, to perform Verdi’s Requiem in a venue appropriate to the scope of the composition: the monumental gallery of the Orangerie, Palace of Versailles's stone cathedral.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
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  • From May 27, 2018 to May 27, 2018
  • Full-fare

    • 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 €
  • On May 27, 2018 from 16:00 at 17:20
    * 1h20 with interlude
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