"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Animal Wednesday - It's ALL About Opera...and Animals of Course!

Next week.....Opera rehearsals begin for our "Ring"....  do you think I am a teensy weensy excited?  No? 

Anyway, here is a Non-Wagnerian Operatic Animal Wednesday (or: NWOAW) post!  Even if you are completely unfamaliar with Opera...most of you will recognise this famous musical duet "The Flower Duet" from "Lakmé" by Leo Delibes.  I love this version....and I think Monsieur Delibes would too.



♥ Robin ♥


  1. I am so glad you posted this; I always knew the piece was from Lakme but did not know the title.
    And yes, I think I can sense just a *tad* bit of excitement, oozing out of my computer screen from your blog!!! ;-D
    Have fun and enjoy!


  2. am glad you are excited and looking forward to being in and with the opera that you love. cute video. no, i was not familiar with this. lovely.

  3. I am not able to see this at the moment robin, but I'll try again! happy animal wednesday! And yay, for the upcoming opera! your enthusiasm is lovely!

  4. I know this one but seeing the animals perform this one is new to me ;) Especially the monkeys are great!
    I am happy the season starts for you again and we can just stand in the coulisses and enjoy it with you .
    see You soon!

  5. Giggle, giggle!
    So glad you enjoy opera and have a sense of humor!

  6. You DO sound just a wee bit excited. lol! My computer is misbehaving, and so I will have to come back later for a listen. xox!! Pam

  7. it is wonderful how much opera means to you, what pure joy. lotsa love for this weekend.

  8. I think you're way more than a teensy weensy bit excited!

  9. Ahh ...the songs of Nature X;-)

  10. spine-tinglingly good music!! and love the animals 'singing' along!

    can't wait for upcoming posts on the ring - i await your expert operatic knowledge and tutelage!


  11. One of my all time favorites. Like you. I used to have this taped in a casette inside an old alarm clock and I used to wake up to this gorgeous piece. From now on instead of remembering my alarm clock I will think of you when I hear it, I promise.

    Slowly coming back among the living, the weather is frightful, rain, rain, rain, upper 50s maybe into a very low 60F. I cannot believe this is May. We are going to be plagued with blackspot and this year the roses are nothing short of magnificent. But of course no flowers yet, everything is late. The muguet is shivering under its broad leaves and Lady Banks bloomed only to faint at the weather.

    Sending you much love and sharing your excitement about next week, if only vicariously.