AMPAG, Musica Viva Musica Viva:Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

November 2020

Sat 21 

07:00 PM

Musica Viva

Musica Viva

Melbourne Recital Centre

MelbourneVIC

 
 

The extraordinary French baroque ensemble pairs with Australian soprano Siobhan Stagg in a program fit for 18th-century royalty.

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
Christophe Rousset Director and Harpsichord
Siobhan Stagg Soprano

Program

LULLY Les Amours déguisés: ‘Ah, Rinaldo, e 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