The Royal Night Ballet

Fr. 24, Sa. 25 and Su. 26 november 2017
Surtitles in French and English
Approximate duration: 
3h30 with intermission

New production

A Court Ballet, how curious! Everyone knows of them, but whoever tried to revive one on stage? This is the challenge Sébastien Daucé set himself over the last four years. 


After the reconstruction of the magnificent and incredibly varied music that met with great success in concert, here is Louis XIV’s beloved dance – the Sun King is central to this work. A panorama of French and Italian choreography in the middle of the 17th century, The Royal Night Ballet is a masterpiece! Francesca Lattuada brings her baroque universe, her extravagant bestiary, and her grotesque follies to the staging and choreography of this ballet which ends at dawn with the apparition of Louis XIV as the Sun… The absolute Versailles myth!


CD Recording of the Royal Night Ballet


The Royal Night Ballet

Music by Jean de Cambefort, Antoine Boesset, Louis Constantin, Michel Lambert, Francesco Cavalli, Luigi Rossi Texts by Isaac de Benserade

Production: Théâtre de Caen
Coproduction: Opéra Royal / Château de Versailles Spectacles - Ensemble Correspondances - Opéra de Dijon
With the support of the Fondation Rothschild

Picto 15 minutes avec


On Friday 24 november at 7.30pm, share “15 minutes with” the director/choregrapher/scenographer Francesca Lattuada, about The Royal Night Ballet in the Grand Foyer of the Royal Opera.

-Please show your ticket for the evening performance, subject to availability-




Violaine Le Chenadec An Hour, Cintia, a French Grace

Caroline Weynants Euridice, a French Grace

Caroline Dangin-Bardot Venus, Silence

Judith Fa Pasitea, Mnemosyna

Deborah Cachet The moon, Dejanira, a Grace, Bellezza

Ilektra Platiopoulou Junon

Lucile Richardot Night, Venere

David Tricou Apollo, Aurora

Davy Cornillot Endymion

Etienne Bazola Sleep

Renaud Bres Ercole

Nicolas Brooymans Grand Sacrificer


Choir: Anaïs Bertrand, Jeroen Bredewold, Stéphen Collardelle, Constantin Goubet, Stéphanie Leclercq, Randol Rodriguez, Amandine Trenc, René Ramos Premier

Dancer: Sean Patrick Mombruno

Jugglers: Jive Faury, Thomas Ledoze, Yann Oliveri

Acrobats: Marianna Boldini, Pierre-Jean Bréaud, Adria Cordoncillo, Frédéric Escurat, Alexandre Fournier, Caroline Le Roy, Pierre Le Gouallec, Pablo Monedero de Andrès, Jordi Puigoriol, Michael Pallandre, Florian Sontowski, Chloé Tribollet


Ensemble Correspondances Choir & Orchestra

Sébastien Daucé Conductor & musical score reconstruction


Francesca Lattuada Direction, scenography and choreography

Francesca Lattuada, Olivier Charpentier, Bruno Fatalot Costumes

Christian Dubet Lights

Catherine Saint Sever Makeup, hair, wigs

Lluis Ayet Assistant director