Château Versailles Spectacles - Scarlatti : Il Primo Omicidio


Bruno de Sá Abel
Christophe Dumaux Cain
Sandrine Piau Eve
Kresimir Spicer Adam
Yannis François Lucifer
Paul-Antoine Benos Djian La voce di Deo

Ensemble Artaserse
Philippe Jaroussky Conductor

The confrontation between Abel and Cain is one of the strongest dramatic scenes in biblical history and it became a musical subject at the end of the 17th century. An essential figure in musical history, Alessandro Scarlatti is rightly regarded as the father of the cantata and opera seria, but also of the oratorio, having set its style for the entire eighteenth century. Called to Venice by the Grimaldi family in 1706 and 1707 to present two operas, his oratorio Il primo omicidio ovvero Caino (Cain or the First Homicide), one of his most famous scores, was performed in their palace. The refined harmony and melody and the intense theatricality of his compositions explain the immense notoriety that Scarlatti enjoyed and the prestige of this magnificent oratorio.

Surrounded by a dazzling cast, Philippe Jaroussky will conduct his Artaserse ensemble deploying the exceptional musical intuition that has made him such a glorious singer: for the first time, our beloved national countertenor will face the stage, as the conductor of this work!

General information


Wednesday 10 March 2021 between 8 pm and 10.30 pm.
2h30 interlude included.


Category 3: 42€ à 50€
Category 2: 63€ à 75€
Category 1: 88€ à 100€
Prestige: 115€ à 130€
Prestige VIP :150€.

Contact details

Château Versailles Spectacles - Scarlatti : Il Primo Omicidio
Opéra Royal
Château de Versailles
78000 Versailles