Odyssey: Delibes' India-Themed Opera Lakme

Exoticism was part and parcel of French Grand Opera in the late 19th century. Léo Delibes found inspiration in India for Lakmé, a story of a Hindu princess who falls in love with a British soldier and commits suicide when she learns of his "real" relationship with a proper English lady. Based on a story by Pierre Loti, the score features sensuous musical lines and pyrotechnical vocalism from the title character. In tandem with a performance by Baltimore Concert Opera, discussion will also surround the concept of concert vs. staged opera and issues involved as the human voice seeks to communicate a complete operatic experience without the full panoply of traditional stage setting.

912.537.01 Homewood Campus Cost: $51 (lectures only) Saturday, April 18 and 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

912.537.02 Homewood Campus Cost: $86 (lectures and performance) Saturday, April 18 and 25, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m. (performance at the Engineers Club)

JHU full-time faculty or staff members are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. You are unable to register online and receive the discount.

Contact 410-516-8516, for more information.