May 6, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This beautiful and deeply poignant opera is one of my favorite of all time, so I've decided to go ahead and create an exclusive meetup for a few of us specially since seat availability has negatively changed for promo codes, therefore, I've had to buy the selected tickets in advance.
CLICK HERE TO CONTACT ME if you still would like to join us even though I've already sold all the tickets, we might be able to work something out.
About the opera:
Composed by the great French composer Jules Massenet and first performed at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on 16 March 1894, it is one of Massenet's most performed works.
Thaïs takes place in Egypt during the Byzantine rule, where a Cenobite monk, Athanaël, attempts to convert Thaïs, an Alexandrian courtesan and devotee of Venus, to religion, 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...
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.
This Méditation is from a production in Venice, Italy: