Les Festins royaux du Mariage du Comte d'Artois - Château de Versailles Spectacles


Sunday 02 October 2022

15:00 to 17:00

2 hours including intermission

Location : Opéra Royal
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Attend the classical concert Les Festins royaux du mariage du comte d'Artois at the Opéra Royal!
Marriage of Charles-Philippe, Count of Artois to Marie-Thérèse of Savoy, 16 November 1773 in Paris, with the blessing of Louis XV

In the Versailles of the French kings, music was omnipresent, especially at ceremonial events, and specifically at royal meals: for decades, the monarch had been eating in public and to music, and Lalande's Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roi are a sumptuous example. When in the 1770s Louis XV successively married his three grandsons, he had the Opéra Royal built to house the official ceremonies, including the Royal Feast, in which music played an essential role. The cornerstone of the wedding ceremony, the grand ceremonial dinner was accompanied by music, which covered the hubbub of the hundreds of assembled courtiers and the noise of the table service.

A large orchestra of seventy musicians played splendid symphonies from the best compositions of the time, often successful operas. This collection of suites, whose orchestral refinement is matched only by their dramatic power and choreographic energy, was an apology for the great French tradition. Of this court music, there remains the collection of those given in the Opéra Royal for the marriage of the Count of Artois (the future Charles X) in 1773, gathered and arranged for the occasion by Francoeur, and performed by the Superintendent of the King's Music, Rebel. Alexis Kossenko restores to these festive pieces the luxury of their performance with a full orchestra, on the very stage where they were performed for this historic wedding!
General information
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Concert
  • Music :
    • Classical music
Château de Versailles Spectacles
Opéra Royal
Les Festins royaux du Mariage du Comte d'Artois - Château de Versailles Spectacles
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


FaresRates periodMinMax
02/10/2022 - 02/10/2022
AdultA l'année22.00€119.00€
Category 3: 22€ to 27€.
Category 2 : 41€ to 49€.
Category 1: 54€ to 65€
Prestige : 92€ to 106€
Prestige VIP: 119€.

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: The best seats in the house, the programme and a free glass of champagne.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Very good seats, the programme and a glass of champagne free.

DISCOUNT RATE for people under 26, holders of the Château de Versailles Spectacles card and groups of more than 10 people (except for companies).

For a better reception, we strongly advise people with reduced mobility to reserve their seats by telephone on 01 30 83 78 89.

In case of technical problems, the ticketing team is at your disposal by telephone on 01 30 83 78 89 (Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm) or on site in our ticket office-boutique (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles; Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, as well as on Saturdays when the shows are not on the Grandes Eaux Musicales from 2pm to 5pm) to help you make your reservation.


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 48.801408
Longitude : 2.130122
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