ADOR – The Friends of the Royal Opera

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    ADOR    the Friends of the Royal Opera is a non-profit organization established in 2014. ADOR       contributes actively to enhance the national and international reputation of the Royal Opera.


The musical season of the Royal Opera comprises more than eighty performances a year, attracting some 50,000 spectators. The audience, broad in scope and geographically wide, comes from Iles de France, all the districts of Paris and abroad.

Closely related to Château de Versailles Spectacles, ADOR promotes artistic creation by providing financial support to carefully selected ambitious projects. The first project supported by ADOR was the restitution of the Great Venetian Mass for the birth of Louis XIV of Rovetta, by the ensemble Galilei Consort. This world premiere recreation, staged by the young violinist Benjamin Chenier, was held in the Royal Chapel December 16th 2015 and followed by two other major performances during the 2016-2017 season: The Missa Salisburgensis by Biber, directed by Václav Luks (25 sept. 2016) and the 1754 version of Saint John's passion by Bach (Friday 31 March 2017 and Saturday 1st April 2017) performed by the young viola de gamba virtuoso Valentin Tournet.

During the 2017-2018 season, ADOR will enable three other productions to take place : two concerts at the Royal Chapel and an Opera production at the Royal Opera House.

By joining ADOR for the 2017-2018 musical season, you will be contributing directly to the enrichment of the Royal Opera's programming in allowing the realization of those three major projects:

PRAETORIUS :  Christmas Mass

Lutheran Mass for Christmas morning
Saturday  9 December 2017 : 19h and 21h


The Great Venetian Mass dedicated  to the Franco-Spanish peace  following the marriage of Louis XV.
Saturday10 February 2018 : 19h


Lyrical Tragedy. Co-production with Perm Opera
Wednesday 30 May, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June 2018

Join ADOR for 2017-2018 season and enjoy the following exclusive privileges:

  • Invitations to the productions supported by ADOR according to your subscription level.
  • Free Château de Versailles Spectacles OR Card : reduced prices for ALL the performances from September to July; Free entry to the Château de Versailles and to ALL temporary exhibitions
  • Free Entry to Musical Water Fountain Shows and the Musical Gardens of Versailles.
  • Reserved invitations and other advantages to certain concerts and events

ADOR is a non-profit association as stipulated under the 1st July 1901 law and is registered at the Prefecture of Yvelines.

You are a private individual, residing in France:

Donations larger than €50 (within the limit of 20 % of taxable income) are eligible for tax deductions up to 66%. A tax receipt will be furnished for all donation.

Discover all the benefits offered by ADOR (in french)

Download the ADOR application form (in french)

You are a private individual, residing in Europe:

The Transnational Giving Europe network (TGE) allows you to join the ADOR and benefit directly from the tax benefits provided by the legislation of your country of residence.

Download the TGE memo

Discover all the benefits offered by ADOR (in french)

Download the ADOR application form (in french)

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