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The piece from "Richard the Lionheart" by Andre Gretry, one of the tragic queen's favorite composers, was last performed by the Palace of Versailles' own opera company in 1789, as the ancient regime crumbled.It was the singing of the aria by the king's bodyguards when the royal couple appeared at a banquet at the opera on Oct. 1, 1789, that led to their downfall, Versailles' theater and events director Laurent Brunner told AFP.Even before the monarchy fell, the comic opera had never been fully performed on the Versailles stage, which was formally inaugurated on Marie-Antoinette's wedding day as a gift to the opera-loving teenager.The next production at the Opera Royal will be another nod to the palace's rich history -- "The Ghosts of Versailles," which was created by the New York Metropolitan Opera nearly 40 years ago.
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