Opéra Royal - Monteverdi : Orfeo


Wednesday 26 January 2022

20:00 to 22:30

2h30 including intermission

Location : Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles
  • Monteverdi : Orfeo


Opera in five acts with prologue to a libretto by Alessandro Striggio first performed in Mantua in 1607.
In 1607, Claudio Monteverdi created his Orfeo, a musical fable in Mantua, for the opening of the Carnival in the Court Theatre of Duke Vincenzo I. For the first time in the history of music, real characters were animated by overwhelming human feelings: with this exceptional dramatic power, modern opera was born.

Tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro is one of the great experts of this repertoire, which he has sung on the most illustrious stages. He is currently the most credible heir to the tenor Francesco Rasi, who created the role of Orfeo in Mantua.
The Ensemble I Gemelli, which he conducts, brings together first-rate vocal and instrumental virtuosos, all acclaimed specialists of the Italian Seicento. The CD recording they have just recorded together could turn out to be the great modern reference of a mythical score among all: this concert comes to illustrate its magnificence, but live and in public this time!
General information
  • Cultural and artistic :
    • Concert
    • Opera
    • Show
Château de Versailles Spectacles
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles
Opéra Royal - Monteverdi : Orfeo
Place d'Armes
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


Category 3: 20€ to 25€.
Category 2: 38€ to 45€.
Category 1: 50€ to 60€.
Prestige : 85€ to 98€
Prestige VIP: 110€.

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

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.
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