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Lakmé (DVD) – Opera Australia

Item# 1000009444

Lakmé (DVD) – Opera Australia
Composer: Léo Delibes
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Conductor: Emmanuel Joel-Hornak
Stephen Bennett
Aldo di Toro
Dominica Matthews
Emma Matthews
Orchestra: Opera Australia Orchestra and Chorus
Label: Opera Australia
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Run Time: 143 minutes

Lakmé, perhaps Delibes greatest opera, is performed by Opera Australia. Starring Emma Matthews as the innocent girl priestess Lakmé and Aldo Di Toro as the love-struck Gerald, the story tackles religion and cross-cultural love against a backdrop of British rule

in India in the mid-19th century. Conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak brings out the full depth of the lush, dramatic score, with familiar high points being beautiful renditions of the well-known “Flower Duet” and “Bell Song.“

“Matthews’s sound is juicy, always under control, capable of dramatic outbursts yet flexible enough to pull back and negotiate the intricate bell staccatos with glittering accuracy.” – Opera News

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