Thaïs - Live in HD (DVD) - Met Opera

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"This is a perfect performance of a great operatic masterpiece. Thaïs is considered Massenet's most beautiful and most demanding work, and Renée Fleming in the title role masters all its complexities."
- Nathaniel

Renée Fleming triumphs as the glamorous courtesan Thaïs in Massenet's romantic tragedy set in fourth century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. The timeless struggle between earthly desire and spiritual redemption finally destroys the resolve of the monk Athanaël (Thomas Hampson), just as the newly penitent Thaïs dies with a vision of angels greeting her in heaven. Filmed in High Definition Widescreen.

Thaïs - Live in HD  (DVD)
Composer: Jules Massenet
Release Date: 2010
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos
Stage Director: John Cox

Renée Fleming
Thomas Hampson
Michael Schade

Orchestra: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Label: Decca

Region: Region Free, Worldwide

BONUS FEATURE: Interviews by Plàcido Domingo

Duration: 146 mins (opera)
Subtitles: English, French (sung language), German, Spanish, Chinese

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Great Performance

I'm fully enjoyed this opera production and can say this is one of the best operas ever performed in MET. I would like to say thank-you to Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Michael Schade, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, David Chang, and all Met staff to have introduced this great performance to me before I die!

Sonoe, September 2013
Familiarity: Less than 1 month Age Range: 65 and up

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