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Versailles Garden Festival

By Jodi R, Germany, August 2011

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Campra's Opera-Ballet "The Venetian Holiday" (1710) inspired the title of this show, which fits well into the lasting fascination of Venice to Versailles. The serenity of Venice, Masterpieces of Vivaldi, and palace myths of Versailles come together for an exceptional event.

The Venetian Festivities recreate the spectacle of great nautical pyrotechnics on the Grand Canal in Versailles, with extravagantly decorated gondolas, fireworks and fountains every Friday evening until 15th July. The evening show promises to recreate the magnificence of the regattas organized by Louis XIV on the ornamental lakes of Versailles. Christophe Berthonneau has composed a modern evocation of these highly popular nautical entertainments, set to the music of the Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” and surrounded by the spectacular gardens laid out by Le Nôtre.

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