Les Arts Florissants & Le Jardin des Voix

Cancelled: Mozart's La finta giardiniera

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Les Arts Florissants & Le Jardin des Voix on Wednesday 13 May has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to COVID-19 is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. If you paid via EFTPOS or cash over the counter the Box Office team will be in touch to assist you in receiving your refund. If you purchased online or over the phone, we are in the process of returning your tickets and crediting your card. This will be done automatically, you don’t need to contact us to obtain your refund. We are working through this process as quickly as possible and we thank you for your patience.

If you have any questions or concerns about this concert cancellation please contact our Ticketing Services team at boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au

Event details

Following its sold-out concert in 2015, the world’s greatest Baroque orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, returns to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall to present Mozart’s youthful opera La finta giardiniera. A pioneer in the renaissance of early music, Les Arts Florissants enchants audiences all over the globe with its exquisite productions of 17th- and 18th-century musical treasures. In partnership with the legendary Juilliard School of New York, the orchestra also empowers the next generation of musicians through its vocal academy, Le Jardin des Voix (The Garden of Voices).

Performances with Le Jardin des Voix have become a not-to-be-missed rendezvous for audiences to hear the best and brightest voices of tomorrow. For the ninth edition, and the 40th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, the academy presents the new harvest of star singers in the full opera of La finta giardiniera (The Pretend Garden-maid), written by Mozart when he was just 18-years-old – even younger than the young singers themselves.

For a vocal ensemble called Le Jardin des Voix the choice of The Pretend Garden-maid is no coincidence. All the art of a young Mozart comes alive in a fantasy garden full of twists and turns. Not limited by the farcical elements of the opera buffa style, Mozart explores a beautiful range of feelings from the sentimental to the heroic, offering the perfect space to admire these young artists with their mentors from Les Arts Florissants.

Thanks to our partners

Great Chamber Ensembles 2020 series supported by Uniting AgeWell.



Les Art Florrisants
Le Jardin de Voix
Paul Agnew director


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La finta giardiniera, K.196


Join us for a pre-concert talk in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 6.45pm.