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Delibes: Lakmé / Plasson, Dessay, Kunde, Van Dam, et al

Album Summary

>Delibes, Léo : Lakme
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The first recording of Lakme in many years is also the first digital recording of this masterpiece by Leo Delibes. Lakme is set in mid-19th century India and tells the story of the love of a British officer, Gerald, for Lakme, daughter of the Brahmin priest Nilakantha. Michel Plasson leads the proceedings.


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>Léo Delibes (Composer) (1836 - 1891) : Lakmé
  • Performers: Gregory Kunde (Tenor); Xenia Konsek (Soprano); Bernadette Antoine (Soprano); Charles Burles (Tenor); Franck Leguerinel (Voice); Delphine Haidan (Mezzo Soprano); José Van Dam (Voice); Natalie Dessay (Soprano); Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Michel Plasson
  • Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
  • Notes: Halle-Aux-Grains, Toulouse, France (06/24/1997-07/02/1997)
  • Running Time: 135 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1883