Saint-Saëns' Circle: Sandrine Piau

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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Fri 18 Mar 2022 1.00pm - 2.00pm
LSO St Luke's, London

Programme to be announced

Sandrine Piau soprano

Tickets: £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-18s)

NB Unallocated seating

£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Part of the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts multibuy - click here for more information on multibuys



Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Saint-Saëns was one of the most gifted composers of his era, influencing a generation of French composers. In this series we hear his music paired with works by students, friends and contemporaries.

French soprano Sandrine Piau sings mélodies by Saint-Saëns and his circle – elegance and ecstasy, from one of our finest living interpreters of French song.

Sandrine Piau is a soprano in a class of her own, effortlessly charismatic on the operatic stage, and ravishingly expressive when she turns to the more intimate world of song. ‘Piau imbues everything with a tender humanity’ wrote Gramophone, and today’s recital finds her exploring a repertoire that she has made wholly her own: the French mélodie, as perfected by Saint-Saëns and his circle, and performed in the salons and concert halls of fin de siècle Paris.

Good to Know

We are doing everything we can to make your visit safe and enjoyable. Below are answers to some FAQs, and you can find further information here.

How are seats at LSO St Luke's arranged?

The majority of our seats are no longer socially-distanced, however some rows of seats in the stalls remain configured in socially-distanced singles and pairs, for those that would prefer to use them. All seats are unallocated – you may book for stalls or balcony, and are then free to sit wherever you wish.

What safety measures are in place?

Following the recent Government guidance, all visitors must wear a face covering as a condition of entry, unless exempt or under 12.

Visitors are not currently required to present an NHS Covid pass or proof of a negative Covid test result, but you are strongly encouraged to take a lateral flow test before attending while infection rates are still high.

Click here to see what other safety measures are in place.

What if I or someone I know develops Coronavirus symptoms before the concert?

Please stay at home if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has the virus.

If you are unable to use your tickets because you are unwell or isolating, please contact [email protected] in order to arrange a credit or swap.


Recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3

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