Le Devin du Village : The Queen's Opera: Marie-Antoinette meets Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1st and 2nd July 2017 - 20pm

What if the most charming of surprises had been waiting for you for two centuries in the Queen’s theatre in the Petit Trianon? 


On 19th September 1780 Marie-Antoinette was on stage, to perform in costume with the Troupe des Seigneurs, in front of a public of close friends she had invited herself. She was the heroin of the Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer) an opera in one act by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (the famous philosopher himself), maybe the most famous work of the time.

Come and experience this exceptional evening again, the fantasy of the Queen dreaming herself as a shepherdess, with singers and musicians conducted by Sébastien d’Hérin in a costumed revival, staged in the original sets, punctuated by tasty delicacies prepared by the Trianon Palace Versailles chefs.




Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer)

Intermezzo in 1 act
Performed on 19 September 1780 at the Petit Théâtre de la Reine, with Marie-Antoinette singing the role of Colette.



Cocktail dress, dark suit



• Cocktail dinner in the Pavillon Français, prepared by the star chefs of the Trianon Palace Versailles
• Concert in the Queen's Petit Theatre
• Sweet treats in the Pavillon Français



Caroline Mutel Soprano

Cyrille Dubois Tenor

Frédéric Caton Baryton


Les Nouveaux Caractères

Sébastien d'Hérin Conductor



Compagnie Les Corps Éloquents

Hubert Hazebroucq - Choreography


Caroline Mutel Mise en espace

Jean-Paul Bouron Costumes

Jean-Paul Gousset Manipulation of the historical sets

Compagnie Les Corps Éloquents

Hubert Hazebroucq - Chorégraphie