- May 12th 2017 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
- May 13th 2017 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
- Group: Guildford Opera
AddressHoly Trinity Church , High street , Guildford. GU1 3RR
Tickets available from Guildford Tourist Information Centre, tel 01483 444334 or www.visitguildford.com
- Regular Guildford Opera audiences will be familiar with the excellence of the company’s soloists and making their debut for their next production, Delibes Lakmé, are Hannah Dobra and Tom Morss, who play lovers caught in the volatile world of 19th century British-occupied India. Lakmé is the daughter of a Brahmin priest and he’s an English army officer. The clash of manners and customs drives the action, which moves between the heady exotic confines of a sacred Temple and a colourful cosmopolitan bazaar.Featuring the famous “Flower Duet”, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer has ever written and now forever associated with that British Airways advert, Delibes’ music reflects the cross-cultural tensions, with lyrical melody weaving through oriental harmonies and rhythms. At the same time, flashes of comedy arising from characters at odds with their surroundings lighten what is inevitably a tragic outcome.
“Lakmé” is at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford on Friday 12 May, 7.30 pm and Saturday 13 May, 6.30pm.
The production is fully staged with piano duet accompaniment and sung in English.
Tickets £20 (students £10) from Guildford Tourist Information Centre www.visitguildford.com or 01483 444334