Thursday Opera Matinee - Massenet's Thais

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AO320170330

Katie Derham presents the Thursday Opera Matinee, Thaïs by Massenet - an exotic fin-de-siècle brew of religion and sex in which the two main characters are moving in different spiritual directions. The courtesan Thaïs gradually finds spiritual peace as she leaves her former life of unrestrained sensuality while the religious zealot Athanaël slowly descends into a hell of unbridled lust. It contains the famous "Meditation." This concert performance from Barcelona's opera house, the Liceu, has a cast headed by Placido Domingo and Nino Machaidze

Massenet: Thaïs - opera in 3 acts

Thaïs...... Nino Machaidze (soprano)

Athanaël..... Plácido Domingo (baritone)

Nicias..... Celso Albelo (tenor)

Crobyle..... Sara Blanch (soprano)

Myrtale..... Marifé Nogales (mezzo-soprano)

Palémon..... Damián del Castillo (bass)

Albine..... María José Suárez (mezzo-soprano)

La Charmeuse..... Mercedes Arcuri (soprano)

Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

conductor Patrick Fournillier

2.00pm: Act 1

c.2.45pm: Act 2

c.3.30pm: Act 3.

AO320170330

Katie Derham presents the Thursday Opera Matinee, Thaïs by Massenet - an exotic fin-de-siècle brew of religion and sex in which the two main characters are moving in different spiritual directions. The courtesan Thaïs gradually finds spiritual peace as she leaves her former life of unrestrained sensuality while the religious zealot Athanaël slowly descends into a hell of unbridled lust. It contains the famous "Meditation." This concert performance from Barcelona's opera house, the Liceu, has a cast headed by Placido Domingo and Nino Machaidze

Massenet: Thaïs - opera in 3 acts

Thaïs....Nino Machaidze (soprano)

Athanaël....Plácido Domingo (baritone)

Nicias....Celso Albelo (tenor)

Crobyle....Sara Blanch (soprano)

Myrtale....Marifé Nogales (mezzo-soprano)

Palémon....Damián del Castillo (bass)

Albine....María José Suárez (mezzo-soprano)

La Charmeuse....Mercedes Arcuri (soprano)

Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus and Symphony Orchestra

conductor Patrick Fournillier

2.00pm: Act 1

c.2.45pm: Act 2

c.3.30pm: Act 3.