Chapelle Royale - Lully - Te Deum


With his Te Deum, the Superintendent of the King's Music signed a considerable score, which established an "official" genre for a century.

It was on September 9, 1677, in the Chapel of Fontainebleau, that Lully conducted his Te Deum, composed for the baptism of his own eldest son, in the presence of Louis XIV, the child's godfather. The work is commensurate with the event: a masterpiece of musical architecture, the imposing staff requires trumpets and timpani. The Te Deum remained the most performed religious work of its time: a royal wedding, a military victory, a cure for the king... 1677 was the year of Lully's most sumptuous creations, composed for a monarch at the height of his glory, including the tragedy Atys, which became the "Opéra du Roy". Of the ten or so performances of the Te Deum directed by Lully, history has only remembered the one in the Church of the Feuillants, which caused the death of the composer in 1686: it was while beating the measure that, carried away by zeal, he pierced his foot with the end of his cane. Lully died of gangrene on March 22, 1687, but his aura remained intact until the end of the monarchy.

General information


Saturday 11 March 2023 between 7 pm and 8.30 pm.
1h30 without intermission.


Adult: from 27 € (Category 3: from €27 to €32
Catégory 2 : from €45 to €54
Category 1: from €63 to €76
Prestige category: from €103 to €119
VIP Prestige Category: €140).

VIP CATEGORY: Best seats of the theater, a free programme and glass of champagne.
PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Excellent seats 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).

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Contact details

Chapelle Royale - Lully - Te Deum
Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles