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Lakme (1883) composed by Leo Delibes

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Lakme (1883) (Opera) composed by Leo Delibes
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Lakme (Opera)

composed by Leo Delibes

April 14, 1883
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Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. The score, written in 1881–1882, was first performed on 14 April 1883 by the Opéra Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris. Set in British India in the mid-19th century, Lakmé is based on Theodore Pavie's novel (including "les babouches du Brahamane") and novel Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti.