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Palace of Versailles
Credit: Guillaume Piolle

The Vase of Peace and western facade of the Palace of Versailles. Its permanent theatre and opera house, L'Opéra of the Palace of Versailles, was inaugurated in 1770 with a performance of Lully's Persée. The palace itself is the setting of Marc-Antoine Charpentier's opera Les plaisirs de Versailles, first performed in the private apartments of Louis XIV in 1682, and John Corigliano's 20th century opera The Ghosts of Versailles.