Thaïs (The Metropolitan Opera)

Thaïs (The Metropolitan Opera)

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Director: Gary Halvorson

Cast: Gary Halvorson, Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade

     
 

Two operatic icons - diva Renée Fleming and divo Thomas Hampson - headline this 2009 Metropolitan Opera production of Jules Massenet's 1894 Thaïs, a romantic tragedy set in fourth-century Alexandria, Egypt. The opera dramatizes the struggle between the spirit and the flesh of the monk Athanaël (Hampson), and the spiritual redemption of the courtesan Thaïs…  See more details below

Overview

Two operatic icons - diva Renée Fleming and divo Thomas Hampson - headline this 2009 Metropolitan Opera production of Jules Massenet's 1894 Thaïs, a romantic tragedy set in fourth-century Alexandria, Egypt. The opera dramatizes the struggle between the spirit and the flesh of the monk Athanaël (Hampson), and the spiritual redemption of the courtesan Thaïs (Fleming). This particular production also stars Michael Schade as Nicias, Alain Vernhes as Palémon, and Alyson Cambridge as Crobyle. The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet lend added accompaniment on the stage with Jesús López-Cobos conducting and Donald Palumbo serving as chorus master ; Sara Jo Slate choreographed; and Gary Halvorson directs for the stage.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/2010
UPC:
0044007433553
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Decca
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:18:00
Sales rank:
26,298

Special Features

Plácido Domingo introduces each act; "Backstage at the Met" with Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Renée Fleming Thaïs
Thomas Hampson Athanaël
Michael Schade Nicias
Alain Vernhes Palémon
Alyson Cambridge Crobyle
Ginger Costa-Jackson Myrtale
Trevor Scheunemann Actor
Leah Partridge La Charmeuse
Maria Zifchak Albine
Daniel Clark Smith Actor
Roger Andrews Actor
Kurt Phinney Actor
Richard Pearson Actor
Craig Montgomery Actor
Zahra Hashemian Solo dancer
David Chan Violin solo
Jesús López-Cobos Conductor

Technical Credits
Gary Halvorson Director
Louisa Briccetti Producer
Christian Cacroix Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Gelb Executive Producer
Jules Massenet Score Composer
Sara Jo Slate Choreography
Victoria Warivonchik Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Thais
1. Opening Credits - Plácido Domingo Introduces Act 1 [2:48]
2. Act 1: Voici Le Pain ... Et Le Sel [4:36]
3. Act 1: Le Voici! Le Voici! [7:16]
4. Act 1: Honte! Horreur! [4:30]
5. Act 1: Mon Fils, Ne Nous Mêlons Jamais [3:55]
6. Act 1: Prélude [1:43]
7. Act 1: Va Mendiant, Chercher Ailleurs Ta Vie! [4:07]
8. Act 1: Ah! Ah! Ah! ... Athanaël, C'Est Toi! [4:24]
9. Act 1: Ah! Ah! Ah! ... Je Vais Donc Te Revoir [3:45]
10. Act 1: Garde-Toi Bien! [2:17]
11. Act 1: C'Est Thaïs, I'Idole Fragile [2:56]
12. Act 1: Quel Est Cet Étranger [2:07]
13. Act 1: Qui Te Fait Si Sévère [2:12]
14. Act 1: Non! Non! Je Hais Vos Fausses Ivresses! [2:21]
15. Plácido Domingo Introduces Act 2 [:39]
16. Act 2: Ah! Je Suis Seule [6:55]
17. Act 2: Étranger, Te Voilà [5:27]
18. Act 2: Eh Bien. Fais-Moi Connaître [1:34]
19. Act 2: Je Suis Athanaël [5:49]
20. Act 2: Méditation [5:23]
21. Act 2: Père, Dieu M'a Parlé [7:30]
22. Act 2: Quand Nicias M'Aimait [1:21]
23. Act 2: Suivez-Moi Tous [1:23]
24. Act 2: Celle Qui Vient Est Plus Belle [3:30]
25. Act 2: Eh! C'Est Lui! Athanaël! [3:55]
26. Plácido Domingo Introduces Act 3 [:18]
27. Act 3: L'Oasis [2:36]
28. Act 3: L'Ardent Soleil M'Écrase [2:56]
29. Act 3: Ah! Des Gouttes De Sang [1:50]
30. Act 3: Ô Messager De Dieu [5:32]
31. Act 3: Pater Noster, Quit Es In Coelis [1:03]
32. Act 3: La Paix Du Seigneur [5:44]
33. Act 3: Que Le Ciel Est Pesant! [:02]
34. Act 3: C'Est Lui Qui Vient! [2:04]
35. Act 3: Qui Te Fait Si Sévère [4:17]
36. Act 3: Thaïs Va Mourir! [2:14]
37. Act 3: Seigneur, Ayez Pitié [4:39]
38. Act 3: C'Est Toi, Mon Père [3:58]
39. Act 3: Curtain Calls and Closing Credits [5:13]

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