Méditation from Thaïs
This ardent love duet, set to music by Massenet, showcases the sublime beauty of Frederick Ashton’s choreography.
A pas de deux for two soloists perfectly matches the evocative sounds of Jules Massenet’s Méditation religieuse.
Frederick Ashton’s Méditation from Thaïs is set to the flowing melodies of the Méditation religieuse from Jules Massenet’s opera Thaïs (1894). Ashton complements the ethereal and romantic mood of the music with a lyrical love duet. Anthony Dowell, former director of The Royal Ballet, designed the costumes and also appeared in the work’s first performance at the Adelphi Theatre in 1971, alongside Antoinette Sibley.
As a mixed programme the performance lasts about 2 hours 35 minutes | including two intervals
|Costume designs||Anthony Dowell|
|Lighting design||John B Read|