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Château Versailles Spectacles - Philippe Jaroussky : Oratorio


Philippe Jaroussky Countertenor
Ensemble Artaserse

In baroque Rome, stage performances were regularly banned, and women could not perform in concerts either. It was then that the oratorio gained its place: sacred or allegorical librettos fed the dramatic vein of the music, without departing from the rules imposed by the Pope, and giving first place to the castrati! Originally performed in the Oratory of the Church of San Filippo Neri, they were quickly presented in the palaces of the Roman princes, under the signature of Carissimi, Stradella, Scarlatti, but also Handel! Italy reigned over musical Europe, its great composers and singers were active in all the princely courts and large cities of the continent. They used the same language and the same expressive intensity both in theatres and churches, the sacred was however bound by strict rules, without sacrificing virtuosity or the love of beautiful melodies.

Drawing from a vast repertoire of innumerable gems, Philippe Jaroussky offers a programme tailored to his legendary musicality and his no less celebrated vocal mastery. A nod from an artist who has just celebrated the 20th anniversary of his beginnings, Philippe Jaroussky's new album includes Alessandro Scarlatti's oratorio Sedecia Re di Gerusalemme, a work that propelled him to the forefront of the stage in 1999. So, for this anniversary, let us be overwhelmed by the beauty of baroque oratorios!

General information

For a better welcome, it is strongly recommended that people with reduced mobility book their places by phone on 01 30 83 83 78 89.


Saturday 23 January 2021 at 9 pm.


Category 3 : 58€ to 70€
Category 2 : 90€ to 105€
Category 1: 115€ to 130€
Prestige : 150€ to 165€
Prestige VIP : 195€
Doge : 265€

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

Holders of the 2 day Chateau de Versailles passport: reduced rate applicable to reservation by telephone only at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 or directly on site on the day of the event (subject to availability).

Contact details

Château Versailles Spectacles - Philippe Jaroussky : Oratorio
Galerie des Glaces du Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles