Swansea City Opera present
by LEO DELIBES
This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous Flower Duet, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre, has ever written. As so often with operas that become famous for a particular tune however, LAKME also contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging Bell Song.
Like other French operas of the period, LAKME captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death.
Swansea City Opera are setting their production of LAKME in India during the Raj of the 1880’s. The orchestral scoring for LAKME is delicious and as the opera remains a relative rarity, don’t miss this golden opportunity to hear and see this ravishing piece.
'The work of the Swansea City Opera is crucial. They are presenting Opera in an accessible and fun way.' Love Shrewsbury
'There were some moments that were truly breathtaking. The full might of 15+ actors on stage singing in unison was stunning' Opera Scotland
There will be a pre-performance talk about the opera and production given by the Artistic Director of Swansea City Opera, Brendan Wheatley.
TICKETS £23.50 - £16.50 CONC. £2 OFF CHILD/STUDENT £12
FRIENDS 10% OFF
Director & Set Design BRENDAN WHEATLEY
Musical Director JOHN BESWICK
Costume Design GABRIELLA INGRAM
Sung in English and accompanied by chamber orchestra