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THAIS

"The only reason to produce this ultimate star vehicle today is that a company has a genuine star. Ms. Fleming justified the company's faith by delivering a vocally sumptuous and unabashedly show-stealing Thaïs."

The New York Times

When the most voluptuous, sought-after courtesan in the world meets an ascetic monk whose life is devoted to God, you know erotic sparks are going to fly. And when the clash takes place in a glorious, but rarely performed, opera by Massenet, it’s a delight to the ear just as much as to the eye. Renée Fleming is every inch the glamorous Thais, swathed in elegant gowns designed by Christian Lacroix. Thomas Hampson is the tortured man of God. This production by John Cox, which premiered in December 2008, brilliantly sets the stage for a confrontation as old as civilization itself.

Composer
Jules Massenet
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Jesús López-Cobos
Singers
Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade, Renée Fleming
Production
John Cox
TV Director
Gary Halvorson
Year
2008
Duration
02:15:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
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