LA Opera presents Les Talens Lyriques, led by Christophe Rousset, in a concert of French baroque music by François Couperin

October 11 at the Colburn School's Zipper Hall

(Los Angeles) August 22, 2018 — LA Opera will present an intimate concert by the renowned French Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, led by its founder Christophe Rousset. The performance will take place at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 11, at Zipper Hall, located on the campus of The Colburn School (200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA, 90012).

The concert celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of composer François Couperin (1668-1733), one of the greatest masters of French Baroque music. The featured performers are Christophe Rousset (conductor, harpsichord, organ), Gilone Gaubert-Jacques (violin), Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba), Amel Brahim-Djellou (soprano) and Eugénie Warnier (soprano). The program includes Couperin's Concerts royaux (third suite), Pièces de viole (first suite), Leçons de Ténèbres du Mercredi Saint and selections from Second Livre de pieces de clavecin.

The concert has been added to LA Opera's 2018/19 season as part of the company's Off Grand initative, dedicated to exploring unusual repertoire with performances in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles.

Tickets and Additional Information
Tickets are currently on sale only to LA Opera subscribers and donors, and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 25. Tickets begin at $19 and and can be purchased online at, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email

About Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, who founded the ensemble Les Talens Lyriques in 1991, is an internationally recognized harpsichordist and conductor specializing in the music of the Baroque, Classical and pre-Romantic repertoires. He has performed with Les Talens Lyriques throughout Europe, appearing with the Opéra National de Paris, Opéra Comique, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Philharmonie de Paris, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lausanne Opéra, Teatro Real Madrid, Vienna Staatsoper and Theater an der Wien, Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels, London’s Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre. He has also toured with the ensemble to the United States, Canada, Mexico and New Zealand. To learn more, visit

About LA Opera Off Grand
In addition to its mainstage performances at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, LA Opera explores unusual repertoire each season through the Off Grand initiative, performed in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles. Its objectives are to serve a broader geographical area, increase the diversity of the audience and expand the range of experiences available to existing audiences. To learn more, please visit

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Production made possible with generous support from
GRoW @ Annenberg

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