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Lakmélocked

  • Hugh Macdonald

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Opéra in three acts by léo Delibes to a libretto by edmond Gondinet and philippe Gille after pierre Loti ’s novel Rarahu; Paris, Opéra-Comique (Salle Favart), 14 April 1883.

The idea for Lakmé came from Edmond Gondinet. He wanted to write an opera libretto for the young American soprano Marie van Zandt, whose success in Thomas’ ...

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