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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lakmé ♪ Léo Delibes - "Sous le dôme épais"

Léo Delibes
"Sous le dôme épais"

The "Flower Duet" (French: Duo des fleurs / Sous le dôme épais) is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes' opera Lakmé, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place in act 1 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 and is popular as a concert piece. It was adapted for the track "Aria" in the British Airways "face" advertisements of the 1980s by Yanni and Malcolm McLaren.

Natalie Dessay & Delphine Haidan 
"Flower duet" from Lakme

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Storms & Carelessness

Someone is being VERY Careless...

Stop Playing with Clouds !!!

The last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States was Andrew, which lashed South Florida with wind gusts of up to 177 miles per hour in 1992. It caused immense devastation and forever changed Florida’s approach to hurricanes.
Twenty-five years later, we have Hurricane Irma — a storm that could be even worse.
The above GIF, assembled from GOES satellite data by Joel Nihlean, combines images of the two hurricanes to compare them side-by-side to scale.