No matter how many times you hear the Flower Duet from Lakmé — and how often it’s used to sell airlines, cars or shampoo — the song still weaves a magic spell. It is so very lovely.
And composer Leo Delibes’ chart is something of a magical net too, with a beautiful Grand Trine in water, rescued from mere ease by a perfect T-square with Neptune, the composer’s planet on its apex.
Of course, he wrote many other works. He was tremendously prolific but this is the one.
Here are two Cardinals, “La Stupenda” Joan Sutherland (Libra) and the Marilyn Horne (Capricorn) giving this wondrous tune the full treatment it deserves. Have a good weekend…