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Delibes: Lakmé / Bonynge, Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Leo Delibes, Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland
Delibes: Lakmé / Bonynge, Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Genre: Classical
 
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No Description Available. Genre: Classical Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 21-NOV-1989

     
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Genre: Classical Music
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Release Date: 21-NOV-1989

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Bravissima
06/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sutherland's famed diction is much better in French than Italian. She is breath-taking as Lakme. What a vocal wonder! The bell song is "Inhuman", it's so awesome. Spectacular high E's shot out the diva's mouth like cannonballs, ravishing trills on high B. No one can trill like Sutherland, and she's the only soprano in history who could trill on a high D-flat. Too bad Decca chose not to re-release another of Sutherland'sincredible role "Esclamonde". Sutherland is the only Dramatic Coloratura Soprano of our time who can sing Esclamonde. A role written for a Brunhilde size voice with the agility of a Lakme. Decca, if you're listening, you must re-release Esclamonde!!!"
Awesome!
05/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Imagine the bell song being sung by the only dramatic coloratura soprano on record. AWESOME! Listen to Lily Pons' version of the bell song, great as it was, then listen to Sutherland's, you won't believe your ears! And on top of all that wonderful coloratura, Sutherland had at the time of this recording, one of the most gorgeous, sensuous voices around. Without question the best recording of this opera! I never realize how wonderful Lakme's music is until I bought this recording!"
Exotic!
Cade M. Cannon | Opelika, AL United States | 09/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very beautiful interpretation of such a great but terribly underrated opera. Delibes creates a very exotic and enchanting work in Lakme. Listen to the strange overture and the opening chorus. The cast is excellent. Gabriel Bacquier seems to, in every one of his recordings, put in a performance of a lifetime. His Nikalantha is incomparable. He sings great and the characterization is a perfect match to his commanding presence. Alain Vainzo's Gerard is also beautifully and distinctively lyrical, and he's not a loser like Pinkerton. Monica Sinclair is another perfectly cast Miss Benson, she is so convincing and sings with such dignity. Sutherland is obviously the star of the set. Her technique is amazing. In the bell song she sounds like a bell and she sings beautifully throughout. The Flower duet is also beautifully rendered here. I am kind of sick of the opera politics too as a previous reviewer stated. For the great service Joan Sutherland has given to the world of music, she sure seems to get a lot of petty and unwarranted criticism. She doesn't scream loud enough, she doesn't sound young enough, the burning pyre in Norma isn't hot enough, she sounds to happy, she doesnt pronounce the silent "s"'s properly, her porridge is too hot, her wine isn't Corbel, she didn't use Western Union, etc. C'mon, give her a break. Some singers are great where others are not, and vice versa. We as critics should be mindful of that"