The quality of this video is not the best, but this is the best recording I could find of my favorite aria (the bell song from delibes’ lakme), which has lately been getting me through long winter nights of writing. the amount of control it takes to sing these notes is insane. natalie dessay is fantastic here…and always. best to start it with about 3:30 to go, and make it to the end if you watch it. the last note is the reason for the entire song.