Chapelle Royale - Couperin : Leçons des ténèbres


In the mid-seventeenth century, the Leçons de Ténèbres became the subject of increasingly popular musical compositions.

At the end of the reign of Louis XIV, France was a land of piety, but also of Italianism in music, including religious music. The emotions composed by Couperin for his female singers are so dramatic that they sound like something out of an opera... Vocality and spirituality are artfully combined, testifying to the refinement of fine French singing practised as much in the salons and theatres as in places of worship.

General information


Wednesday 5 April 2023 between 9 pm and 10.15 pm.
1h15 without intermission.


Adult: from 20 € (Category 3 : from €22 to €27
Category 2 : from €41 to €49
Category 1 : from €54 to €65
Prestige : from €92 to €106
VIP Prestige : €119).

PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Very good seats, program and a glass of champagne offered.

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: The best seats in the room, the program and a glass of champagne offered.

REDUCED RATE granted for under-26s, Château de Versailles Spectacles cardholders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding the Company package).

Passport holders 2 days at the Château de Versailles: reduced rate granted exclusively by telephone on 01 30 83 83 78 89 or on site on the day of the event (subject to availability).
→ Detailed conditions on the website of the Château de Versailles.

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Contact details

Chapelle Royale - Couperin : Leçons des ténèbres
Chapelle Royale du Château de Versailles
Place d'Armes
78000 Versailles