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Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien

In the new production by Peter Konwitschny, the American soprano Nicole Chevalier is one of the most exciting singers currently on stage in the title role.

  • Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

    Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien © Unitel Edition / C Major Entertainment

  • Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Werner Kmetitsch

    Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien © Werner Kmetitsch

  • Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien | Copyright: © Werner Kmetitsch

    Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien © Werner Kmetitsch

With the 'Méditation', Jules Massenet probably wrote one of the most famous melodies of our time. It originates from his Comédie-Lyrique 'Thaïs', which – unlike Massenet's operas "Werther" or "Manon" – never made it into the international opera repertoire. Presumably, because the two main roles of Thaïs and Athanaël demand something almost superhuman from the singers. In the new production by Peter Konwitschny at the Theater an der Wien, the American soprano Nicole Chevalier is one of the most exciting singers currently on stage in the title role. At her side, the young Austrian bass-baritone Josef Wagner celebrates his house debut. This is a fascinating and musically excellent performance of a timeless classic of the opera repertoire.

“Gigantically well told (...) Grandiose!” (Der Kurier)
“An acoustic delight” (Der Standard)

Original title Massenet: Thaïs from Theater an der Wien
Genre Opera
Recording location Theater an der Wien, 2021
Duration 111 mins
Production Company A production of UNITEL for Theater an der Wien and Vereinigte Bühnen Wien with the support of AGRANA
Composer Jules Massenet
Orchestra / Band Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Conductor Leo Hussain
Choir Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Chorus Master Erwin Ortner
Soloist Nicole Chevalier, Josef Wagner, Roberto Saccà, Carolina Lippo, Sofia Vinnik

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