Opera Royal at Chateau de Versailles

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If you go to Chateau de Versailles in Paris, you do not think so quickly to attend an opera performance there. Yet it is very nice to do that. In a historic building like Versailles, attending an opera is an unforgettable experience.
I went to Mozart’s opera “Cosi Fan Tutte” in Versailles, and I really liked it. The show lasted more than three hours and in the break a glass of champagne was ready. It was beautifully sung and the acoustics in the hall were very good. The evening flew. Usually, at the end of a performance, I get a feeling that it may end, but I did not have that at all this time. And that while this performance took more than three hours.

The Royal Opera (Opera Royal) was inaugurated in 1770 for the wedding of the Dauphin, the future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette of Austria. It soon became one of the finest theatres in Europe. The hall is indeed enchanting, is not too big, and the chairs are beautifully decorated with blue velvet. You can continue to look around you at the special paintings that you see everywhere. You can choose between a seat in the room or a lodge when booking. The lockers are not too tight, and you can easily spend a few hours on the chairs.
Every year about 80 performances are given in the opera house. Enough choice. And besides opera, you can also opt for a ballet and various concerts.

If you do not want to attend a performance, you can always book a tour through the opera house. Tickets can be booked via Chateauversailles-spectacles. The website is very nice, and when you visit this website you will see that you get in the mood quickly.

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