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Ballet "La Pastorale

From 08/12/2022 to 11/12/2022
From 8 to 11 December, the Royal Opera of Versailles and the Malandain Ballet Biarritz present "La Pastorale", the 6ᵉ Symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven. A ballet for 22 dancers imagined for the 250th anniversary of his birth.

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With the Opéra Royal de Versailles as its setting, "La Pastorale ", this sublime ballet by Thierry Malandain takes its theme from Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, whose manuscript epigraph we know: Pastoral Symphony, or Souvenir of Rustic Life, rather expressed emotion than descriptive painting ", translating the composer's ardent love of nature: *I am so happy when I can wander through the woods, the coppices, the trees, the rocks! No man loves the countryside as much as I do.

Thierry Malandain's "La Pastorale", a praise of nature and sensuality

In this masterpiece of sensitivity, created as a tribute to the composer's 250th birthday, the song of the birds meets the thunder of the storm, and the peasant dances intermingle with the sound of the torrential river. Thierry Malandain has created a resolutely innovative work in which classical movement is combined with contemporary dance steps. He succeeds in sublimating Beethoven's work with a powerful and abstract choreography that juxtaposes lyrical moments with others that are much more intimate.

The bodies embrace each other fiercely and unbind, playing with space and space in an artistic perfection that evokes Hellenic antiquity.

A magnificent framework for an ambitious choreography, a romantic firework display for the 22 dancers of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz!

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Access and contact

78000 Versailles

A13 motorway > exit Versailles Notre Dame
A86 motorway > exit Versailles Centre
LINE N : Gare Montparnasse > Gare Versailles Chantiers Dir. Dreux, Mantes-la-Jolie, Rambouillet. Last return > 00:31*
L LINE : Gare St-Lazare > Versailles Rive Droite Station Dir. Versailles Rive Droite Last return > 00:15*
RER C : Paris > Versailles Château Rive Gauche station Dir. Versailles Rive Gauche Château Last return > 23:55*
BUS 171 : Pont de Sèvres > Versailles Château stop Last return > 01:00*
*Timetable subject to change by RATP or SNCF

Days and opening hours

Thursday 8 December 2022 between 8 pm and 9.10 pm. 1h10 without intermission.
Friday 9 December 2022 between 8 pm and 9.10 pm. 1h10 without intermission.
Saturday 10 December 2022 between 7 pm and 8.10 pm. 1h10 without intermission.
Sunday 11 December 2022 between 4 pm and 5.10 pm. 1h10 without intermission.


  • Adult: 41 to 151 €.

    Category 3: 41€ to 49€. Category 2 : 59€ to 70€. Category 1: 78€ to 92€ Prestige : 113€ to 130€ Prestige VIP: 151€.
    PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY: The best seats in the house, the programme and a free glass of champagne.
    PRESTIGE CATEGORY: Very good seats, the programme and a glass of champagne free.
    DISCOUNT RATE for people under 26, holders of the Château de Versailles Spectacles card and groups of more than 10 people (except for companies).
    For a better reception, we strongly advise people with reduced mobility to reserve their seats by telephone on 01 30 83 78 89.
    In case of technical problems, the ticketing team is at your disposal by telephone on 01 30 83 78 89 (Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm) or on site in our ticket office-boutique (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles; Monday to Friday from 11am to 6pm, as well as on Saturdays when the shows are not on the Grandes Eaux Musicales from 2pm to 5pm) to help you make your reservation.


Spoken languages

  • French
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