I’m tired of writing about pychopaths. I’m tired of writing about problems in the outer world—and believe me, there are plenty of them. But mostly, I’m just plain tired.
What I need today is a little relief, and maybe you do, too. So a beautiful piece of music will have to do.
The “Flower Duet” is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes’ opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place in act one of the three-act opera, between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers by a river.
The duet is frequently used in advertisements and films—sometimes ironically in slo-mo murder scenes—and is popular as a concert piece. So forgive me if you’ve heard the piece dozens of times before, but maybe hearing it performed in context will be a plus.
Groove of the Day
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