Who wrote Lakme Flower Duet?

Who wrote Lakme Flower Duet?

Léo DelibesFlower Duet / ComposerClément Philibert Léo Delibes was a French Romantic composer, best known for his ballets and operas. His works include the ballets Coppélia and Sylvia and the opera Lakmé, which includes the well-known “Flower Duet”. Wikipedia

What opera has the Flower Duet?

opera Lakmé
The “Flower Duet” is a duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano in the first act of Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé, premiered in Paris in 1883. It is sung by the characters Lakmé, daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers by a river.

When was the flower duet composed?

Composed between 1881-1882, Lakmé is based on Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti, and Les babouches du Brahamane by Théodore Pavie. Flower Duet features in Act 1 of the opera, and is now performed as a stand alone vocal piece in concert programmes.

What is the highest note in the Flower Duet?

Originally, the Flower Duet is in the key of B. Too high! At least for young, undeveloped voices. And for early rehearsal work when notes are being learned, it can be nice to sing lower.

Who wrote Lakmé?

Léo DelibesLakmé / Composer

One of the most famous duets in all of opera comes from Lakmé composed by Léo Delibes. The opera is set in British India during the late 19th century and was first performed in 1883.

What is the story of Lakmé?

Lakme started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills (Tomco). It was named after the French opera Lakmé, which itself is the French form of devi Lakshmi (the Hindu goddess of wealth) who is renowned for her beauty.

Who wrote Lacme?

Léo DelibesLakmé / Composer

What language is Flower Duet in?


Librettist Edmond Gondinet Philippe Gille
Language French
Based on Théodore Pavie’s story “Les babouches du Brahamane”
Premiere 14 April 1883 Opéra-Comique, Paris

What movies use the flower duet?

The Lakmé Flower Duet has been used in Sex in the City, Laura Croft Tomb Raider, even the Quentin Tarantino film True Romance. Its sensual blending of female voices powerfully underscored a sexual tryst between two lady vampires, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon, in the horror movie The Hunger.

How many female voices are in the Flower Duet?

two female voices
The two female voices spend much of the piece close together, just a third apart, creating harmony that is always pleasing to the ear. In the shape of the melody, we can hear the birdsong that is depicted in the lyrics, as well as the swift flow of the river.

Who is the face of Lakmé?

Amrit Maghera
New Delhi: With some of the prettiest women in the country being the face of the brand, rank newcomer and only-two-months-in-the-city, 24-year-old Amrit Maghera sure has pulled a big one. The pretty lady is officially the new face of cosmetic brand Lakme.

What does Lakmé mean in French?

The name Lakmé is the French rendition of Sanskrit Lakshmi, the name of the Hindu Goddess of Wealth.