"The playing of Les Talens Lyriques is a model of clarity, vitality and theatrical wit" Gramophone

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Les Talens Lyriques & Siobhan Stagg

7 Nov - 25 Nov 2020


We are sorry to announce that we have made the decision to cancel the tour of Les Talens Lyriques and Siobhan Stagg. While it was our wish to bring you the final tour in our 75th year, we faced what became insurmountable challenges in both bringing the artists to Australia and securing internal flights and safe travel in these uncertain times.

Siobhan has sent a message which you can see here and we hope to be able to welcome her to our stage at some point in the future.

You will have an opportunity to receive a refund for your tickets, exchange them for a later performance or donate their value to Musica Viva. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to a concert again soon. 

Musica Viva Patron Services - [email protected]

2020 International Concert Season

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.

Playing period instruments in the tone and style which would have been familiar to Louis XIV, Les Talens wear their expertise lightly and without pretension. Christophe Rousset has put together a program fit for 18th-century royalty: a Baroque entertainment or Récréation, at which the audience are welcome guests. Entrancing instrumental works are woven amongst a series of heroines brought to life by Siobhan Stagg’s meltingly beautiful voice.

Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset Director and Harpsichord
Siobhan Stagg Soprano

LULLY Les Amours déguisés: ‘Ah, Rinaldo, e 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

Program Timings

104 minutes

Tour supported by the Musica Viva Amadeus Society.

Les Talens Lyriques - Da Tempeste

Siobhan Stagg: excerpt from Brahms' Requiem

Event Dates

  • Sydney 07 Nov 2020 2:00 PM
  • Melbourne 10 Nov 2020 7:00 PM
  • Brisbane 12 Nov 2020 7:00 PM
  • Sydney 16 Nov 2020 7:00 PM
  • Adelaide 19 Nov 2020 7:30 PM
  • Melbourne 21 Nov 2020 7:00 PM
  • Perth 23 Nov 2020 7:30 PM
  • Canberra 25 Nov 2020 7:00 PM


Information for ticket holders

Please contact Musica Viva Patron Services to arrange one of the following:

  • Transfer your ticket to Musica Viva Reconnect
  • Donate the value of your tickets to the Musica Viva Artists Fund   
  • Receive a full refund  
  • Receive a credit to use for a future concert (valid for 2 years)


Musica Viva Patron Services
[email protected]