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Lakme

Swansea City Opera

Taliesin Arts Centre

Swansea University Singleton Park Swansea
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Times: 7:30
Prices: FULL £20 CONCESSIONS £18
Date: 07 Apr 17

Lakmé - Swansea City Opera

by Leo Delibes

Director  -Brendan Wheatley

Musical Director - John Beswick

This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous ‘Flower Duet’, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre has ever written, even used by our national airline on TV ads as the peaceful accompaniment to a jetliner floating through wispy clouds!

As so often with operas that become famous for a particular tune however, Lakmé contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging ‘Bell Song’. Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.

The setting is India during the Raj of the 1880's, sung in English and accompanied by a live chamber orchestra.

There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and its production given by Artistic Director Brendan Wheatley at 6.15pm

Friday 7 April 7.30pm