Lakmé (1883) is an opera in three acts by Leo Delibes, with libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille based on the novel Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti. It is about a girl named Lakmé who lives in India with her father. She falls in love with a British man who in military service in India and consequently gets in trouble with her father. See also: 1882 in music, other events of 1883, 1884 in music and the list of years in music. Events Published popular music A Boys Best Friend Is His Mother w. ... This article is about opera as an art form. ... (Clément Philibert) Leo Delibes (February 21, 1836 – January 16, 1891) was a French composer of Romantic music. ... Libretto can also refer to a sub-notebook PC manufactured by Toshiba. ... Louis Marie Julien Viaud (January 14, 1850 - June 10, 1923) was a French sailor and writer, who used the pseudonym Pierre Loti. ...
The most famous music from the opera is the "Flower Duet." which was heard by millions when it was used in a British Airways commercial. The opera also contains the famous aria known as the "Bell Song." British Airways is the largest airline of the United Kingdom. ...
This studio recording of Lakmé certainly deserves inclusion in EMI's Great Recordings of the Century collection, and should be included in any list of great operas to share with those who claim to hate opera.
For a live recording in the '50s in an opera where the chorus is icing on the cake, this could be tolerated.
For a 1971 studio recording of Lakmé, this is inexcusable.
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