Delibes: Lakmé / Sutherland, Tourangeau, Bonynge

Release Date: 6/27/2006
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 38
Composer: Léo Delibes
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
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 surrounded with a bamboo stockade, declaring the temple and garden to be sacred ground.


"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
Works on This Recording
1. Lakmé by Léo Delibes
Performer: Rosina Raisbeck (Soprano), Graeme Ewer (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano), Isobel Buchanan (Soprano), John Pringle (Baritone), Clifford Grant (Bass), Henri Wilden (Tenor), Huguette Tourangeau (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
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