Opera

John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles

Jay Lesenger (stage director), Joseph Colaneri (conductor) — With Teresa Perrotta (Marie-Antoinette), Jonathan Bryan (Beaumarchais)...

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Cast

Jay Lesenger — Stage director
James Noone — Scenography
Nancy Leary — Costumes
Robert Wierzel — Lighting
Eric Sean Fogel — Choreographer
Teresa Perrotta — Marie-Antoinette
Jonathan Bryan — Beaumarchais
Kayla Siembieda — Susanna
Ben Schaefer — Figaro
Brian Wallin — Comte Almaviva
Joanna Latini — Rosina
Peter Morgan — Louis XVI
Christian Sanders — Patrick Honoré Bégearss
Emily Misch — Florestine
Spencer Britten — Léon
Orchestra of the Royal Opera of Versailles

Program notes

Celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Opera of Versailles in this historical journey, with hints of Mozart and Rossini! Trapped in limbo, the victims of the French Revolution—still traumatized by their executions on Earth—await their ultimate fate with apprehension. To come to the aid of the unfortunate souls, the playwright Beaumarchais enlists his most famous creations to restage the revolution and offer a happier ending.

Rediscover some of your favorite opera characters—Count Almaviva, Figaro and Susanna, as well as Rosine and Chérubin—in this delightful and suspenseful adventure that skillfully blends comic opera with historical narrative. Originally commissioned for the centenary of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, with music by John Corigliano and a libretto by William M. Hoffman, The Ghosts of Versailles makes its striking debut in the city where it all started…

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Directed by:
Olivier Simonnet
Production date: 2019
Recording date: 7-8/12/2019
Duration: 2 h 29 min
Production: © Ozango & Château de Versailles Spectacles
Available subtitle(s): FR
Resolution: Full HD

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Wednesday, May 14, 2025