Tafelmusik Blogs

Tagged: Versailles

Nov 23, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: Opening Night

William Norris, Managing Director

Nov 20, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: L'Opéra Royal

William Norris, Managing Director

Well it’s been a rather grey couple of days here in Versailles, with lots of cloud, strong winds and persistent drizzle. This has of course prompted lots of ‘you must be used to this’ jokes, coming as I do from London…

Nov 19, 2015

Tafelmusik in Versailles: Dress Rehearsal

William Norris, Managing Director

It’s hard to know how to start this, my first ever blog entry for Tafelmusik, and the first blog from our Trip to Versailles with Opera Atelier. When Tim in our marketing team asked me to write something about the trip and our performances of Lully’s Armide, little did any of us know that such horrific events would unfurl on the streets of Paris just days ahead of our arrival.

May 27, 2014

Farewell - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

The feeling I got after drawing my bow across the strings of my violin in the beautiful Opera House of Versailles as the last note echoed through the hall had tears running down my cheeks.

May 22, 2014

A Tour with Opera Atelier - Versailles, May 2014

Edwin Huizinga, violin

Tonight I had the pleasure of warming up my gut strings in the first orchestra tech rehearsal of Persée in the Opera House of the Palace of Versailles, home of the late King Louis XIV.

May 15, 2012

Versailles Tour - May 15, 2012

John Abberger (oboe)

We have returned from Versailles, exhilarated by the enthusiastic reception that Armide received there. This is a grand moment for Opera Atelier, and we are all savouring their success.

May 11, 2012

Versailles Tour - May 11, 2012

John Abberger (oboe)

For musicians who, like us, do not live in Europe but spend most of our time performing European music, the experience of performing this music in historical venues cannot be adequately described.