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Delibes: Lakmé / Sutherland, Tourangeau, Bonynge

Delibes / Sutherland / Bonynge
Release Date: 06/27/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 38  
Composer:  Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan SutherlandHuguette TourangeauRosina RaisbeckIsobel Buchanan,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney OrchestraAutralian Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Sung in French without subtitles. This is one of the very few opera DVD videos that does not have subtitles.

Running Time: 155 minutes
Region Code: 1
Picture Format: NTSC
Audio: Dolby 2.0
Color: Color

Starring: Joan Sutherland, Huguette Tourangeau, Henri Wilden
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Composer: Leo Delibes

The story is set in India in the mid-19th century when the British were imposing a suppressive rule over the many religious sects. Nilakantha, the leader of one of these forbidden sects, is secretly bringing up his daughter Lakmé as a priestess, to be worshipped as divine by his followers. He keeps her isolated in a temple which he has
Read more surrounded with a bamboo stockade, declaring the temple and garden to be sacred ground.

R E V I E W S

"Lakmé was a warm affirmation that Joan Sutherland is not only a great star, but she is a sensitive and subtle artist..." -- The Financial Review
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Works on This Recording

1. Lakmé by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano), Rosina Raisbeck (Soprano),
Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), Henri Wilden (Tenor), Graeme Ewer (Baritone),
John Pringle (Baritone), Clifford Grant (Bass)
Conductor:  Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra,  Autralian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Language: French 

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