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FULL LAKME (Delibes) Liege 2022 Jodie Devos, Philippe Talbot, Lionel Lhote, Pierre Doyen

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  • Published by: mezzo  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: nosubs  
  • Video Recording from: vk     FULL VIDEO

Quote from Opera de Liege:

In 19th century British India, Lakmé, a young Brahmin priestess, is in love with Gerald, who is promised to an Englishwoman. Her father, Nilakantha, cannot bear this sacrilege and seeks to murder his daughter’s lover. Wounded, Gerald is hidden in the forest by Lakmé who understands that their love is impossible. She sanctifies him with sacred water and then swallows a fatal poison.

Famous for the unforgettable high-pitched vocals in Air des clochettes, the title role pitches a sunny, flexible and seductive character despite a hostile, multi-cultural and colonial environment heralded by Madama Butterfly by Puccini. With her famous retort “Mon ciel n’est pas le tien. Le Dieu que tu révères n’est pas celui que je connais” (My heaven is not your own, the God you worship blindly is not the one whom I have known), Lakmé movingly expresses the clash of cultures beyond which love persists as the only true value of humanity.

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