Lakmé (includes Flower Duet)
Leo Delibes

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This exotic opera from 1883 tells the story of Hooray Henrys in India, whose interfere with the country's tradition results in a Goddess' death. Written at a time when exoticism was fashionable, Lakmé employs Oriental colouring, and features the popular opera hits 'Bell Song' and 'The Flower Duet', famously used to great effect in a long-running British Airways advertising campaign.