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28 Feb 2006

Meeting the Challenge in an India of Fantasy

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/arts/music/28lakm.html

gutierrez-eglise_small.gifBy BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 28 February 2006]

"Lakmé" is another operatic triumph of unquenchable melody over theatrical forgettability. The "Bell Song" is an Olympic event for coloratura sopranos. The Lakmé-Mallika duet has sung itself into the hearts of even the most anti-opera television viewer: once a manifestation of Oriental languor, now a commercial jingle exhorting the easy joys of air travel.

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