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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1768/07/00 Ange-Jacques Gabriel Architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel and Blaise-Henri Arnoult commissioned by Louis XV to provide a reconfigurable performance hall suitable for concerts, spectacles, banquets and balls, to be built for the marriage of the dauphin, the future King Louis XVI.
1769/00/00 The Royal Opera theatre is constructed incorporating the greatest innovations of the time, such as the oval plan, staggered levels and French-style boxes.
1770/00/00 Louis-Jacques Durameau Painter The sculpted decorations by Augustin Pajou and the paintings by Louis-Jacques Durameau complete the Royal Opera. Blaise-Henri Arnoult, First Theatre Technician to the King, installs the mechanics and everything relating to the stage.
1770/00/00 Augustin Pajou Sculptor The sculpted decorations by Augustin Pajou and the paintings by Louis-Jacques Durameau complete the Royal Opera. Blaise-Henri Arnoult, First Theatre Technician to the King, installs the mechanics and everything relating to the stage.
1770/05/16 Louis XVI of France Groom Habsburg Archduchess Maria Antonia marries the Dauphin of France, Louis-Auguste, in the Opera Royal at Chateau de Versailles. Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI
1770/05/16 Marie Antoinette Bride Habsburg Archduchess Maria Antonia marries the Dauphin of France, Louis-Auguste, in the Opera Royal at Chateau de Versailles. Marriage of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI
1837/06/10 After a restoration commissioned by Louis-Philippe, The inauguration of the new Museum of Versailles is held in the Opera Royal.
1855/00/00 Queen Victoria of England Guest Napoleon III host a banquet for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1855/00/00 Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III Host Napoleon III host a banquet for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1864/00/00 Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon III Host Napoleon III host gala performance for the King Consort of Spain.
1875/00/00 The French Third Republic established two parliamentary assemblies: the Senate who meet in the Royal Opera and the Chamber of Deputies who occupy room built specially for the purpose in the South Wing of the palace.
1952/00/00 Andre Japy (architect) Architect Restoration begins on the Opera, most of the remaining original machinery is destroyed, but Durameaufor's ceiling painting is discover rolled in a storeroom. A full-height fireproof wall and iron curtain is install at the front of the stage (removed).
1957/04/09 Queen Elizabeth II Dignitary In the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, the restored Royal Opera is inaugurated with an evening gala chaired by Rene Coty, President of the Republic. The guests attend a performance of Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Les Indes galantes

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Particulars for Opera Royal:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Building Design Opera House
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Area of Significance Social History
Area of Significance Theatre




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