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Lakmé Sings the Blues

Lakmé Sings the Blues

Léo Delibes would probably be shocked to see and hear his opera, Lakmé, especially the Flower Duet section, linked with everything from Ghirardelli chocolates to the movie True Romance. Because of that special duet between Lakmé and her servant, Mallika, because of its extreme sweetest, exoticism, ripeness and fluidity, it has been paired with great violence as well as wonderful food. Study in contrasts. Study in opposites. It is almost too much of a temptation to have that romantic, lush,…

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