19 June 2018 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis
Tuesday 19 June 2018 - 20:30 • Basilique de Saint-Denis
BWV 19, 101, 78 and 140
Sir John Eliot Gardiner is one of the leading personalities in the contemporary world of music; he regularly conducts the most important orchestras all across Europe, while, at the same time, pursuing his unique work leading formations that he has created.
A major figure in the history of the Festival, he has conducted Berlioz, Messiaen and Duruflé at the head of the Orchestre National de France. In a different register, we also recall the exceptional Vêpres by Monteverdi that were performed last year.
With this return to Bach, he reminds us that with his choir – one of the best in the world – and his English Baroque Soloists, he remains unequalled in this repertoire.
|Cat. A||65 €|
|Cat. B||38 €|
|Cat. B Réduit||26 €|
1, rue de la Légion d’Honneur – Saint-Denis
The royal Basilica of Saint-Denis used to be the church of a prosperous, powerful abbey in the Middle Ages, and was the first monumental masterpiece of Gothic art. The royal necropolis houses the tombs of the Kings of France, and boasts remarkable funeral sculptures from the 12th century to the 16th century (Dagobert, Pepin the Short, Francis I, Catherine de’ Medici…)
stop at Saint-Denis Basilique – follow signs for “centre-ville” pedestrian exit
stop at Gare de Saint-Denis (+10mn walk or transfer to the tramway)
stop at Saint-Denis Basilique
Take the Autoroute A1 and the exit “Saint-Denis / Stade de France” – follow sign to the “centre ville”.
Be warned that the city centre is a pedestrian zone. We invite you to take advantage of public transport options.
Several public parking are available (24/24):
Parking Basilique INDIGO. Entry point is in rue du Pont Godet.