What exactly is she singing?? I was watching LATA this morning for about the gazillionth time and listening to Aria, Im wondering...are those words and what are they. I know most of the history on this song I think, about it being used in an airline commercial and all. Even that the singer loves the feta cheese, but are they lyrics or feelings??? Maybe someone knows who Aria is?? Call me ignorant. Terry
Aria is based on the Flower Duet from the French Opera Lakme by Leo Delibes. I'm not really familiar with the history of that opera or the story line so unfortunately I can't tell you much more than that.
Here is a little of the story line I copied from the booklet that came with my CD:
A young girl, little more than a child, awakens to love and dies of it. What helps her to depart "far from the real world" is a flower, for under the blinding light of India, a nightmare can don the most alluring finery: woe to whoever does not know that behind the beauty of the datura, that "adorable, brilliantly white flower", lurks a virulent poison.... (Michel Parouty)
The opera has three Acts and the Duetto takes place in Act I. Also in Act II there is another piece you may have heard and didn't know it was from Lakme known as the Bell Song.