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Versailles, January 30th, 2024.

The Foundation of the Royal Opera receives the BEST BENEFACTOR OPER! AWARD 2024 ! 

The Foundation of the Friends of the Royal Opera – Académie des beaux-arts is delighted to have been awarded the BEST BENEFACTOR OPER! AWARD 2024. This award recognizes the leading role that the Royal Opera season has taken on in the European musical landscape – an artistic season of excellence that has become an integral part of the Château’s worldwide reputation.

Versailles, April 17th, 2023.

ADOR financially supports the world re-creation of André Modeste Grétry’s three-act opera-ballet La Caravane du Caire, presented at the Opéra Royal on June 9th, 10th and 11th 2023.

The Friends of the Opéra Royal are delighted to contribute this season to the revival of one of Grétry’s greatest successes, a landmark work of comic opera. The artistic team which, in October 2019, successfully resurrected Richard Cœur de Lion, Grétry’s other great success, is once again reunited for this new production of La Caravane du Caire: conductor Hervé Niquet and director Marshall Pynkoski sign a grandiose show featuring nearly 80 artists on stage in sumptuous painted canvas sets by set designer Antoine Fontaine and choreography by Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg….

Versailles, November 3th, 2022.

The Fondation des Amis de l’Opéra Royal supports the new production of Charpentier’s opera David et Jonathas

This is Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s masterpiece, and it’s a project unique in its conception, bringing the five acts of danced and sung music from this biblical tragedy to the Chapelle Royale. It’s an ambitious project, reflecting the Foundation’s primary mission: to enable the realization of meaningful projects for the public and for the history of the Opéra Royal.

Versailles, May 19th, 2022. 

5th Gala Diner of the Friends of the Royal Opera (ADOR)

Sunday, October 9th, 2022. ADOR will give its 5th Gala Dinner to benefit the Royal Opera of the Palace of Versailles on Sunday, October 9, 2022. The champagne reception in the Crusades Rooms will be followed by a Mozart concert in the Royal Opera and will continue, after a walk through the The King’s Apartments and the Hall of Mirrors, with a grand supper, in the majestic Gallery of the Great Battles. 

Versailles, April 25th, 2022.

Financière Galilée, long-term patron of the Opéra Royal de Versailles.

As a member of the Cercle des Entreprises Mécènes de l’Opéra Royal and a founding member of the Fondation de l’Opéra Royal, the Strasbourg-based asset management company increases its sponsorship of the musical life of the Château de Versailles, signing a 3-year sponsorship agreement.

Versailles, January 10th, 2022. 

The Foundation of the Friends of the Royal Opera to support Molière’s 400th birthday celebration

In conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Molière’s birth, the Foundation of the Friends of the Royal Opera (the “Foundation”) is making its first philanthropic grant to support the musical season of the Palace of Versailles.

Versailles, May 25th, 2021.

ADOR Gala celebrating 250 years of the Opéra Royal

There are few events that can rival a Gala evening at the Château de Versailles, and the one marking the 250th anniversary of the inauguration of the Opéra Royal promises to be an experience that will live long in the memory.

Paris, March 11th, 2021. 

The Friends of the Royal Opera (ADOR) and the Academy of Beaux-Arts establish the Foundation of the Royal Opera of Versailles

The Foundation of the Royal Opera of Versailles was created at the Palace of the Institut de France on Wednesday March 10, 2021. The Foundation of the Royal Opera aims to ensure the continuation of a full artistic season at the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel.

Versailles, September 24th, 2020. 

HBR Investment Group, principal benefactor of the Royal Opera of Versailles

Mr. Hugo Brugière, through his personal holding company HBR Investment Group, is strongly committed to the Royal Opera of Versailles and becomes its “Principal Corporate Patron” for the 2020-2021 season.

Versailles, May 28th, 2020.

Death of Joëlle Broguet, founder of ADOR

Joëlle Broguet, a great music lover, founding member and treasurer of ADOR, stands out among the outstanding personalities who worked to support the Opéra Royal de Versailles.


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