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Massenet: Thaïs DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Massenet: Thaïs DVD (Metropolitan Opera)

Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson star in John Cox's production for the Met.

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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 ascends heavenward. Jesús López-Cobos gives a masterly performance of Massenet's sensuous score, with concert master David Chan contributing a ravishing 'Méditation'. 

Composer: Jules Massenet

Thaïs: Renée Fleming

Athanaël: Thomas Hampson

Nicias: Michael Schade

Palémon: Alain Vernhes

Crobyle: Alyson Cambridge

Myrtale: Ginger Costa-Jackson

Guard: Trevor Scheunemann

La Charmeuse: Leah Patridge

Albine: Maria Zifchak

Cenobite Monks: Daniel Clark Smith, Roger Andrews, Kurt Phinney, Richard Pearson, Craig Montgomery

Solo Dancer: Zahra Hashemian

Violin Solo: David Chan


The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

Chorus Master: Donald Palumbo

Production: John Cox 

Ms. Fleming's Costumes: Christian Lacroix

Lighting: Duane Schuler

Choreography: Sara Jo Slate


Extras: Plácido Domingo introduces each act / Backstage at the Met with Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson


Picture: 16:9

Sound: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 worldwide

Running Time: 138+8 mins

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/SP/CH


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