Lakmé (Delibes, Léo)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d. Plate H. 7676.
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Duet: Sous le dôme épais (Act I, No.2)

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Publisher. Info. Boca Raton: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.
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Arranger Auguste Bazille (1828–1891), piano reduction
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1883]. Plate H. 5683.
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Translator Theodore T. Barker (fl.1845–1885), English text
Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1883.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1884].
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel, n.d.[1883]. Plate H. 5704.(13bis).
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For Piano 4 hands (Vilbac)

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Arranger Auguste Bazille (1828-1891)
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel & Fils, n.d.[1883]. Plate H. 7667.
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Flower Duet: Sous le dôme épais (Act I)

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Publisher. Info. Mainz: Schott, No.08934, n.d.
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Work Title Lakmé
Alternative. Title Opéra en trois actes
Composer Delibes, Léo
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Prelude
  • Act I.
1. Introduction, Prière: À l'heure accoutumée (Nilakantha)
Prière: Blanche Dourga. (Lakmé, Nilakantha)
   1-bis. Scène: Lakmé, c'est toi qui nous protège! (Nilakantha, Lakmé)
2. Duetto (The Flower Duet), Scène
Viens, Mallika, les lianes en fleurs ... Dôme épais, le jasmin (Lakmé, Mallika)
Scène: Miss Rose, Miss Ellen (Gérald)
3. Quintette & couplets: Quand une femme est si jolie (Gérald)
Récitatif: Nous commettons un sacrilège (Gérald)
4. Air: Prendre le dessin d'un bijou (Gérald)
   4-bis. Scène: Non! Je ne veux pas toucher (Gérald, Lakmé)
5. Récitatif & Strophes: Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles (Lakmé)
   5-bis. Récitatif: Ah! Mallika! Mallika! (Lakmé)
6. Duo: "D'où viens-tu? Que veux-tu? (Lakmé, Gérald)
   6-bis. Scène: Viens! Là! Là! (Nilakantha, Lakmé)
  • Act II.
Entr'acte
7. Choeur & Scène du marche: Allons, avant que midi sonne
   7-bis. Récitatif: Enfin! Nous aurons du silence!
8. Airs de danse
Introduction
Terana
Rektah
Persian
Coda avec Choeurs
Sortie
Récitatif: Voyez donc ce vieillard
9. Scène & Stances: Ah! Ce vieillard encore! (Nilankantha, Lakmé)
   9-bis. Récitatif: Ah! C'est de ta douleur (Lakmé, Nilankantha)
10. Scène & Légende de la fille du Paria (Air des Clochettes / Bell Song):
Ah!... Par les dieux inspires... Où va la jeune Hindoue (Lakmé, Nilankantha)
11. Scène: La rage me dévore (Nilankantha, Lakmé)
12. Scène & Choeur: Au milieu des chants d'allegresse (Nilankantha, Lakmé)
   12-bis. Récitatif: Le maître ne pense qu'à sa vengeance
13. Duo: Lakmé! Lakmé! C'est toi! (Lakmé, Gérald)
14. Finale: O Dourga, toi qui renais (Gérald)
  • Act III.
Entr'acte
15. Berceuse: "Sous le ciel tout étoilé (Lakmé)
   15-bis. Récitatif: Quel vague souvenir alourdit ma pensée? (Gérald, Lakmé)
16. Cantilène: Lakmé! Lakmé! Ah! Viens dans la forêt profonde (Gérald)
17. Scène & Choeur: Là, je pourrai t'entendre (Lakmé, Gérald)
18. Scène: Vivant! (Gérald)
19. Duo: Ils allaient deux à deux (Lakmé, Gérald)
20. Finale: C'est lui! C'est lui! (Nilankantha, Lakmé, Gérald)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1883
First Performance. 1883-04-14 in Paris: Opéra Comique
First Publication. 1883 - Paris: Heugel
Librettist Edmond Gondinet (1828–1888) and Philippe Gille (1831-1901)
after Rarahu ou Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti (1850–1923)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Cast
Lakmé, a priestess, daughter of Nilakantha (coloratura soprano)
Gérald, a British army officer (tenor)
Nilakantha, a Brahmin priest (bass)
Frédéric, officer friend of Gérald (baritone)
Mallika, slave of Lakmé (mezzo-soprano)
Hadji, slave of Nilakantha (tenor)
Miss Ellen, fiancée of Gérald (soprano)
Miss Rose, companion of Ellen (soprano)
Mistress Bentson, a governess (mezzo-soprano)
Fortune teller (Un Domben) (tenor)
A Chinese merchant (tenor)
Le Kouravar (baritone)
Chorus
Officers, ladies, merchants, Brahmins, musicians
Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, small timpani, triangle, tambourine, bass drum, cymbals,
snare drum, crotales, bell in E, glockenspiel, strings
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