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.


Les Talens Lyriques


SOPRANO Siobhan Stagg



LULLY Ah, Rinaldo, dove sei?

LECLAIR Deuxième Récréation de musique, op 8 (Excerpts)

MONTÉCLAIR La Morte di Lucretia


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

HANDEL Notte placida e cheta, HWV142