Friday, December 2, 2011

The Flower Duet From Lakme

 I have loved "The Flower Duet" in the opera Lakme by Leo Delibes going back to my first hearing it in the British Airways "Face" advertising campaign which first appeared in 1989. It gave me goosebumps back then and it still does now even after that ad campaign which lasted parts of two decades. I could have used the ad in question to share with you this song but this blog posting is about the song, NOT the ad. Hence it is most appropriate this opera gem be shared in an opera context, not a commercial one. I feel this performance of it by the SWR Symphony Orchestra in Germany accompanying the two lovely opera divas Anna Netrebko and Elīna Garanča is just about perfect.

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