The Puget Sound Concert Opera is performing Lakmé by Léo Delibes at Green Lake’s Bethany Lutheran Church (7400 Woodlawn Ave NE) on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 5 p.m. There is a $15 suggested donation ($10 for students and seniors).
Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille.
Set in British India in the mid 19th century, Lakmé is based on the 1880 novel Rarahu ou Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti. Delibes wrote the score during 1881-82 with its first performance on 14 April 1883 at the Opéra Comique in Paris.
The opera includes the famous and popular Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) for sopranos performed in the first act by the lead character Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika. Another famous aria from the opera is the Bell Song (L’Air des clochettes) in Act 2.