Performances
BUYSaturday, May 3, 2014, 7:00PM
BUYSunday, May 4, 2014, 2:00PM
BUYTuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:00PM
BUYSaturday, May 10, 2014, 8:00PM
BUYThursday, May 15, 2014, 7:30PM
BUYSaturday, May 17, 2014, 7:30PM
Miami: MMMM
Fort Lauderdale: MMMM
Location Key:

Miami performances are at the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami.

Fort Lauderdale performances are at the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

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Broward Au-Rene seat map

Children must be at least six years old to attend.

Thaïs


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About Thaïs
“Dis-moi que je suis belle”
About Thaïs, continued
“Meditation”
About Thaïs, continued
Final Duet



Jules Massenet
Libretto by Louis Gallet

“I have departed from this planet…I am living in the scintillating splendor of the stars.”

―Jules Massenet

Which proves to be the stronger urge, the desire for redemption and forgiveness for sins, or the lustful passions hidden deep inside? In ancient Egypt, a beautiful and seductive courtesan named Thaïs has captivated the city of Alexandria with her charm. At the same time, the monk Athanaël decides Thaïs needs to reform and turn to a life of religious devotion and piety. However, the monk becomes obsessed with the eroticism of this courtesan. Will the courtesan find religion and salvation, or will the monk give in to his lustful urges and compromise his own virtue for this fallen woman?

The opera includes the moving aria “Dis-moi que je suis belle” (Tell me that I am beautiful) and one of the most beautiful orchestral pieces in all classical music, the intermezzo for solo violin and orchestra in Act II, known as the Meditation.

Cast

Thaïs
Eglise Gutiérrez [May 3, 6, 15, 17]
Angela Mortellaro [debut; May 4, 10]

Athanaël
Kristopher Irmiter

Nicias
Martin Nusspaumer

Palemon
Adam Lau

Albine
Raehann Bryce-Davis [debut]

Crobyle
Riley Svatos

Myrtale
Caitlin McKechney [debut]

Slave
Carlton Ford [debut]

Conductor
Ramón Tebar

Stage Director
Renaud Doucet

Chorus Master
Michael Sakir

Production
Co-production of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis with Opéra de Montréal

Sung in French with English and Spanish projected titles.
Pre-opera lecture one hour before every performance.
Post-opera talk back following every performance.

The performance will last approximately three hours.

Photo © Palm Beach Opera
Musical excerpts courtesy EMI and used with permission


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