Lakmé

More info on Lakmé

Composer:

Leo Delibes

Librettist:

Edmond Gondinet , and Philippe Gille

Premiere:

14 April 1883, Paris (Opéra Comique)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Lakmé Synopsis

Libretto:

Lakmé Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

About the opera Lakmé

Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. Delibes wrote the score during 1881-82 with its first performance on 14 April 1883 at the Opéra Comique in Paris. 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. The opera includes the famous and popular Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) for sopranos performed in Act 1 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.
Like other French operas of the period, Lakmé captures the ambiance of the Orient that was in vogue during the latter part of the nineteenth century in line with other operatic works such as Bizet's The Pearl Fishers and Massenet's Le roi de Lahore. The subject of the opera was suggested by Gondinet as a vehicle for the American soprano Marie van Zandt.
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Roles in Lakmé

Lakmé Soprano
Gérald Tenor
Nilakantha Bass
Frédéric Baritone
Mallika Mezzo-Soprano
Hadji Tenor
Miss Ellen Soprano
Miss Rose Soprano

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All scenes from Lakmé

Arias from Lakmé
Duets from Lakmé

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
2A l'heure accoutumée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T BLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Nilakantha
3Blanche Dourga pale siva Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.03

Type: aria,choirVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
4Lakmé c'est toi qui nous proteges Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
5Viens Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
6Dôme Épais (Flower Duet) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.05-2

Type: duetVoice: S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Mallika
7Miss Rose Miss Ellen Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S S T BrLanguage: French

Roles: Bentson/Ellen/Rose/Gérald/Frédéric
8Quand une femme est si jolie Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.07-1

Type: quintetVoice: T Br S S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Frédéric/Ellen/Rose/Bentson
9Je ne dis cette sottise Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Ellen/Frédéric
10Nous commettons un sacrilège Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: Br T Mz S SLanguage: French

Roles: Frédéric/Gérald/Bentson/Rose/Ellen
11Prendre le dessin d'un byoux Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.09-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald
12Fantaisie aux divins mensonges Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.09-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald
13C'est elle c'est Lakmé Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T S MzLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé/Mallika
14Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.11-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
15Pourqoi dans les grands bois Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.11-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
16Oh Mallika Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Lakmé
17Ah! Mallika Mallika Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz T SLanguage: French

Roles: Mallika/Hadji/Lakmé
18D'ou viens tu que veux tu Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.13-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
19C'est le Dieu de la jeunesse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.13-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
20Viens la la Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T B SLanguage: French

Roles: Hadji/Nilakantha/Lakmé
21Entre1-2 Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
22Allons avant que midi sonne Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.02

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
23Moi j'adore ce tapage Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz BrLanguage: French

Roles: Rose/Bentson/Frédéric
24Airs de danses Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.04

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
25Voyez donc ce veillard Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br MzLanguage: French

Roles: Rose/Frédéric/Bentson
26C'est un pauvre qui mendie Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
27Lakmé ton doux regard se voile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.06-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha
28Ah! c'est de ta douleur Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
29Par les dieux inspirée Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé
30Ou va la jeune hindoue (Bell Song) Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
31La rage me dévore Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé/Gérald
32Au milieu des chants d'allégresse Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Nilakantha
33Le maitre ne pense qu'a sa vengéance Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Hadji
34Lakmé Lakmé c'est toi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
35Ah! c'est l'amour endormi Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-2

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
36Dans la foret près de nous Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.12-3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
37O Dourga toi qui renais Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 2.13

Type: quintet,choirVoice: S S Mz Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Ellen/Rose/Bentson/Frédéric/Gérald
38Entre2-3 Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
39Sous le ciel tout etoile Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé
40Quel vague souvenir alourdit Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
41Ah! viens dans la foret profonde Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald
42La je pourrai t'entendre Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
43Descendons la pente Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.05-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
44Vivant ah Fréderic Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: French

Roles: Frédéric/Gérald
45Ils allaient deux a deux Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
46Tu m'as donné le plus doux rêve Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles: Lakmé/Gérald
47Qu'autour de moi toute sombre Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.07-3

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: French

Roles: Gérald/Lakmé
48C'est lui c'est lui Popularity:

Opera: LakméComposer: DelibesAct: 3.08

Type: Voice: B S TLanguage: French

Roles: Nilakantha/Lakmé/Gérald