Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

CANCELLED Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

Wednesday 25th Nov - 7:00pm
Llewellyn Hall
Musica Viva

As a child visiting Paris, Christophe Rousset demanded to be taken to the gorgeous Baroque palace and gardens of Versailles, now a byword for lavish ornamentation and luxurious decorative arts. It was the beginning of a brilliant career, and the inspiration for what has become his life’s work in the music of this era, first as a prodigious harpsichordist and then, since 1991, as the leader of his own extraordinary ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques. To experience their performance is to understand why the French gave us so many words like ‘élan’ and ‘panache’ – words which equally describe the stunning virtuosity of Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg, their featured soloist on this tour.

Artists:

Les Talens Lyriques

DIRECTOR & HARPSICHORD Christophe Rousset

SOPRANO Siobhan Stagg

 

Program:

LULLY Ah, Rinaldo, dove sei?

LECLAIR Deuxième Récréation de musique, op 8 (Excerpts)

MONTÉCLAIR La Morte di Lucretia

SCARLATTI L’Arianna

HANDEL Trio Sonata in G major, op 5 no 4, HWV399 (Excerpts)

HANDEL Notte placida e cheta, HWV142