Thais

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Composer:

Jules Massenet

Librettist:

Louis Gallet

Premiere:

Not entered yet.

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Thais Synopsis

Libretto:

Thais Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Thais

Thaïs (pronounced tah-eess / ta:'i:s) is an opera in three acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Louis Gallet based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France. It was first performed at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on 16 March 1894, starring the American soprano Sybil Sanderson, for whom Massenet had written the title role. The work was first performed in Italy at the Teatro Lirico Internazionale in Milan on 17 October 1903 with Lina Cavalieri in the title role and Francesco Maria Bonini as Athanaël. In 1907, the role served as Mary Garden's American debut in New York in the U.S. premiere performance.
Thaïs takes place in Egypt during Byzantine rule, where a Cenobite monk, Athanaël, attempts to convert Thaïs, an Alexandrian courtesan and devotee of Venus, to Christianity, but discovers too late that his obsession with her is rooted in lust; while the courtesan's true purity of heart is revealed, so is the religious man's baser nature. The work is often described as bearing a sort of religious eroticism, and has had many controversial productions. Its famous Méditation, the entr'acte for violin and orchestra played between the scenes of Act II, is an oft-performed concert music piece; it has been arranged for many different instruments.
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Roles in Thais

Thaïs Soprano
Athanaël Baritone
Nicias Tenor
Crobyle Soprano
Myrtale Mezzo-Soprano
Palémon Bass
Albine Mezzo-Soprano

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All scenes from Thais

Arias from Thais
Duets from Thais

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Voila donc la terrible cite Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
2Toi qui mis la pitié Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
3Hélas enfant encore Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
4Qui te fait si severe Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
5L'amour est une vertu rare Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
6Dis moi que je suis belle Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
7O messager de Dieu Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs
8Te souviens tu du lumineux voyage Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: French

Roles: Thaïs/Athanaël
9Tu sais o Palémon Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: French

Roles: Athanaël
10Meditation Popularity:

Opera: ThaisComposer: MassenetAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles: