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(Delibes: Lakmé). Ten. English officer in India, who trespasses into a sacred grove, sees Lakmé and falls in love with her, thus earning the wrath of her father, a Brahmin priest. Despite his love for Lakmé, Gérald, reminded of his duty as a soldier, returns to his regiment. Lakmé takes poison. Created (1883) by Jean‐Alexandre Talazac.

Subjects: Opera.

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