Every now and then I just have to listen to my favorite bit of opera. It's the "Flower Duet" ("Sous le dôme épais") from the opera Lakmé, written by Léo Delibes. The opera was first performed in 1883.
I've never seen the whole opera and I don't really want to. It would be interesting but after the "Flower Duet" in Act 1, I'm sure the rest of the opera would be a let down.
I think it's likely the most beautiful piece of music ever written and performed.
Judge for yourself here. That is the best performance of it I can find online.
Even if you hate opera, give it a shot.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.