Lakme

Overview

Léo Delibes' opera concerns Lakmé, the daughter of the Brahmin priest Nilakantha. While her father is away, a group of English visitors steal into their sacred garden, desecrating it with their presence. They make light of what they are doing, and one of them, an officer named Gerald, stays behind to sketch some jewels they found so that he may have them duplicated for his fiancée Ellen. Lakmé discovers the intruder and is outraged, but they soon find themselves falling in love with each other. After Gerald ...
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Overview

Léo Delibes' opera concerns Lakmé, the daughter of the Brahmin priest Nilakantha. While her father is away, a group of English visitors steal into their sacred garden, desecrating it with their presence. They make light of what they are doing, and one of them, an officer named Gerald, stays behind to sketch some jewels they found so that he may have them duplicated for his fiancée Ellen. Lakmé discovers the intruder and is outraged, but they soon find themselves falling in love with each other. After Gerald leaves, Nilakantha returns. Realizing that the garden has been violated, he swears revenge. Disguising himself and his daughter on a pretext, they venture into a crowded marketplace and Nilakantha instructs Lakmé to sing. Gerald recognizes her voice and the priest now knows who his enemy is. Lakmé tries to persuade Gerald to go into hiding with her, but Nilakantha stabs him before he can answer. With the help of a servant, Hadji, Lakmé saves Gerald and takes him to a secluded forest. There she tells him of nearby sacred waters that, when drunk, will keep lovers together forever. While she is fetching it, a friend finds Gerald and convinces him that he must give up Lakmé. Returning, Lakmé finds Gerald changed and secretly eats of a poisonous flower. Gerald, however, reaffirms his love and drinks the sacred water, but it is too late, and Lakmé dies in his arms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/2006
  • UPC: 032031003897
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,745

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Sutherland
Technical Credits
John Charles Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lakmé
1. Prelude [3:56]
2. À L'heure Accoutumée [3:30]
3. Blanche Dourga, Pâle Silva! [4:27]
4. Lakmé, C'est Toi Qui Nous Protèges! [3:13]
5. Viens, Mallika [1:21]
6. Dôme Épais Le Jasmin à La Rose S'assemble [5:11]
7. Miss Rose, Miss Ellen, Respectez Les Clôtures! [2:21]
8. Quand Une Femme Est Si Jolie [5:15]
9. Nous Commettons Un Sacrilège [1:24]
10. Prendre Le Dessin D'un Bijou [1:59]
11. Fantaisie Aux Divins Mensonges [5:03]
12. C'est Elle... Le Mains Pleines De Fleurs...C'est Elle! [2:45]
13. Les Fleurs Me Paraissent Plus Belles [1:06]
14. Pourquoi Dans Les Grands Bois [3:10]
15. Ah! Mallika! Mallika! [:50]
16. D'où Viens-Tu! Que Veux-Tu? [3:50]
17. C'est Le Dieu De La Jeunesse [4:24]
18. Viens! Là! Là! [1:22]
19. Entr'acte [1:47]
20. Allons, Avant Que Midi Sonne [:59]
21. Ces Égoïstes Peu Formalistes [2:46]
22. Il Est Assourdissant [:52]
23. Danse De Bayadères [6:59]
24. Sortie [:51]
25. Voyez Donc Ce Viellard Et Cette Jeune Fille! [3:14]
26. Ah! Ce Viellard Encore!... C'est Un Pauvre Qui Mendie [1:42]
27. Lakmé, Ton Doux Regard Se Voile [3:44]
28. Ah! C'est De Ta Douler [1:39]
29. Ah!...Par Les Dieux Inspirée [2:06]
30. Où Va Le Jeune Hindoue [2:02]
31. Là-Bas Dans La Forêt Plus Sombre [4:48]
32. La Rage Me D3vore [4:00]
33. Au Milieu Des Chants D'allégresse [2:54]
34. Le Maître Ne Pense Qu'à Sa Vengeance [2:03]
35. Lakmé! Lakmé! C'est Toi! [2:30]
36. Ah! C'est L'amour Endormi [1:26]
37. Dans La Forêt Près De Nous [2:29]
38. Ô Douce Enchanteresse, Parle, Parle Toujours! [1:55]
39. Ô Dourga, Toi Qui Renais... [1:34]
40. Voyez Cette Ville En Fête! [:51]
41. C'est Un Rêve Ube Folie [5:13]
42. Entr'acte [3:48]
43. Sous Le Ciel Tout Étoilé [3:35]
44. Quel Vague Souvenir Alourdit Ma Pensée? [2:16]
45. Lakmé! Lakmé! Lakmé! Ah! Viens, Dans Le Forêt Profonde [2:32]
46. Là, Je Pourrai T'entendre [1:13]
47. Descendons La Pente Doucement [3:15]
48. Vivant!...Ah! Frédéric! [4:14]
49. Ils Allaient Deux à Deux [1:31]
50. Ce N'est Plus Toi! [1:42]
51. Ciel! Alerte!...Nos Soldats! [1:47]
52. Tu M'as Donné Le Plus Doux Rêve [1:49]
53. Ce Que Je Lis Sur Ton Visage [2:20]
54. C'est Lui! C'est Lui! [3:38]
55. Curtain Calls/Credits [5:53]
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Disc #1 -- Lakmé
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