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French romance, Swedish production, and a flower duet you don't want to forget.

Friday is Lakmé-day at the CPH Opera Festival. Lakmé hasn't been performed in its entirety in Denmark since the 19th century, and it is one of the festival's raison d'être to continually unearth such hidden treasures and make them sparkle for a wider audience. In other words: to operate in an operahistoric and -archeological way. The festival has in the past years already performed several French romantic operas (which are a rarity here in Denmark). In 2014 it was Massenet's Manon, and this year it's Lakmé by Delibes, which generally speaking probably is best known for its pretty amazing flower duet.

Concert guest performance by the Malmö Opera. The scenic production, directed by Nicola Raab, will premiere in Malmö on the 7th of October 2017.