Lakmé, idole rebelle - Opera by Léo Delibes
Casino Terrazur
Tuesday, April 16 at 8 p.m.

Come and discover these future international stars trained in our region, joined by the voices of the CD06 departmental choir. The voices of the CFA Lyrique de la Métropole will perform a stage version of this opera.

Lakmé, the rebel idol

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Casino Terrazur, Polygone Riviera

Opera by Léo Delibes (condensed version)
with Rachel Duckett, André Cognet, Raphaël Jardin and the splendid voices of Métropole Nice-Côte d’Azur

Production CALM / CFA de la Métropole
Artistic direction: Elizabeth VIDAL and André COGNET

online – on site from 7pm (no credit cards)

Rates :
Members: €15 – Public: €20 – Free for under-16s

Lakmé, an insubordinate charmer

Lakmé, daughter of the god Brahma, dares to defy social and religious order, to defy her adoring father, to emancipate her vestal character by opening herself up to human love.
Beyond the “tacky” orientalism so popular in the 19th century, this is a powerful, sacrificial figure.

And yet, this “cheap orientalism” nurtured by the travel tales of Théodore Pavie (1811 – 1896), tales that greatly influenced Pierre Loti (1891 – 1923), himself a great traveler with a passion for the Orient, This orientalism, from which Gondinet and Gille drew the libretto for Lakmé, inspired Delibes (1836 – 1891) to write some of the most delicate, subtle and fragrant melodies imaginable.
Let us be carried away by the tender, pyrotechnic melodies of Lakmé, the wild romantic tirades of tenor Gérald, the nationalist imprecations of Brahmane Nilakantha.