Visitors to Versailles


Our final program of the 2017-2018 season is a musical journey through the reigns of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, featuring music from Lully’s Acis et Galatée to Grétry’s Richard, Cœur de Lion, inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682 – 1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.

In Washington, DC

Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Terrace Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20566

Washington, DC Tickets


A free pre-performance talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North Atrium Foyer with Artistic Director Ryan Brown.

Following the intermission, Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, curator of The Met’s exhibition, will take the audience on a virtual tour, providing an artistic and historic context for the concert.

The DC program will last approximately one hour. The talk with Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide will last for approximately one half-hour and will take place fifteen minutes after the musical program.


In New York City, Met LiveArts Presents: Opera in Versailles

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Tickets to this event in New York City are sold exclusively through the Metropolitan Museum of Art and include same-day Museum admission.


A free pre-performance talk will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium with Artistic Director Ryan Brown, curator of The Met's exhibition Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide, and Columbia University musicologist Julia Doe.

The New York program will last approximately one hour with no intermission.


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