Christmas at the Chapelle Royale 2023: concerts at the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis, Manon de Sortiraparis · Photos by · Published on November 21th, 2023 at 09:24 a.m.
The Château de Versailles celebrates Christmas 2023 with three original concerts, from December 10 to 24, 2023, in its magnificent Chapelle Royale, which also doubles as an opera house.

As it does every year, the Château de Versailles is celebrating the end-of-year festivities of 2023 in style, with a comprehensive program that appeals to young and old alike, lovers of history and discovery. In addition to a Christmas show, the Château will be staging three concerts in its Chapelle Royale, showcasing the sacred repertoire in original performances, to be discovered just a few days before Christmas .

With its 18th-century religious architecture, a veritable architectural gem, and exceptional acoustics, the Chapelle Royale de Versailles is the perfect venue to host these major concerts and transport you into a world of enchantment. Among the concerts is Handel's eagerly awaited Messiah, conducted by William Christie.

The program

  • Sunday December 10 - 3pm - Sonya Yoncheva recital

A program designed for the Christmas season and the Chapelle Royale de Versailles, blending lyrical flights of fancy with the beauties of the nativity by the great soprano Sonya Yoncheva.

  • Friday December 22 - 9pm -Christmas Oratorio, Bach

TheChristmas Oratorio magnifies the alternation between the great choirs typical of Bach's choral art and solo arias telling the moving and wonderful story of the Nativity.

  • Saturday, December 23 - 8pm & Sunday, December 24 - 3pm - Messiah, Handel

In London, King George II was so struck by Hallelujah that he rose with emotion, followed by the entire audience, and every British audience since. The Royal Opera Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Gaétan Jarry, will accompany the quartet of young virtuoso singers selected for these Christmas concerts.

These three exceptional concerts are sure to transport you into thesacred world of Christmas .

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From December 10th, 2023 to December 24th, 2023

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Selon la catégorie: €41 - €162

    Official website