Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. The score, written in 1881–1882, was first performed on 14 April 1883 by the Opéra Comique at the Salle Favart in Paris. Set in British India in the mid-19th century, Lakmé is based on the 1880 novel Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti.
Like other French operas of the period, Lakmé captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes, which was periodically in vogue during the latter part of the nineteenth century, in line with other operatic works such as Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers and Massenet’s Le roi de Lahore.

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    Baritza, Tina as Lakmé
    Belgian soprano (1915-?)
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    Campagnola, Léon as Gerald
    French tenor (1875-1955)
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    Clément, Edmond as Gerald
    French tenor (1867-1928)
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    De Trévi, José as Gerald
    Belgian tenor (1890-1958)
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    Declery, Maurice as Frédéric
    French baritone (1873-1957)
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    Dupin, Hector as Nilakantha
    Belgian bass-baritone
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    Forst, Grete as Lakmé
    Austrian soprano (1878-1942)
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    Heim, Melitta as Lakmé
    Austrian soprano (1888-1950)
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    Kurz, Selma as Lakmé
    Polish soprano (1874-1933)
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    Pons, Lily as Lakmé
    French american soprano (1898-1976)
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    Tetrazzini, Luisa as Lakmé
    Italian soprano (1871-1941)
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    Zandt, Marie van as Lakmé
    American soprano (1858-1919)
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    Chamlee, Mario as Gerald
    American tenor (1892-1966)
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    Langbien, Tina as Lakmé
    French soprano (1911-?)
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    Rollan, Lise as Lakmé
    Belgian soprano (b.1923)
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    Sembrich, Marcella as Lakmé
    Polish soprano (1858-1935)
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    Suchanek, Elisabeth as Lakme
    German soprano (1880-1944)
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    Tilly, Lucy as Lakmé
    English soprano (1919-2005)
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