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At the Opéra Comique, the new golden age of Lakmé

2022-09-29T14:06:50.316Z

CRITICISM – Sublime in technique and emotion, the soprano Sabine Devieilhe seems tailor-made to embody the heroine of Léo Delibes' opera. And carry high, with an exceptional troupe, this highly anticipated production.



That was eight and a half years ago.

In January 2014, the Opéra Comique revived

Lakmé

, by Léo Delibes, one of the greatest successes in its history with more than 1,600 performances.

In the title role, everyone was waiting for the new star in the firmament of coloratura sopranos: Sabine Devieilhe, 28 at the time.

She had been miraculous.

Since then, his career has developed with a rigor and intelligence that make him impressively flawless.

And here she returns to this job that one would believe to have been carved out for her, if the work did not date from 1883… Not only is it unaltered, but it is perhaps even more fabulous.

From

Lakmé

, we too often tend to retain only the air of the bells, with its orientalizing melodies, its pyrotechnic virtuosity and its stratospheric high notes.

Serious mistake.

The role is long, the character experiences a real psychological evolution unlike the vocalization machines that are the Queen of the Night in

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Source: lefigaro

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