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Massenet’s Thaïs

Massenet’s Thaïs

Massenet’s Thaïs

Presented by Utah Opera at Capitol Theatre

She’s the sinner. He’s the saint. But what happens when those roles are reversed? Will either of them survive? (Hint: this is opera)

2018 Minnesota Opera Preview featuring Lorenzo Cutùli’s production

Athanaël, a Cenobite monk, resolves to convert his acquaintance Thaïs, the most admired courtesan in Alexandria, to a life of piety and devotion. After first mocking his conversion attempt, she meditates and determines to follow him despite the violent crowds who try to prevent her from leaving. As Thaïs enters the convent and her new life, Athanaël recognizes that he loves her desperately, but also that it may be too late for them.

Highlights:

Soprano Nicole Heaston, praised by the New York Times for her “radiant” and “handsomely resonant voice” performs the role of the Alexandrian courtesan Thaïs, thought to be one of the most challenging vocal roles in opera

Hear Massenet’s famous Méditation for violin and orchestra performed by the Utah Symphony in the context of the opera

Features a lavish production, with sets and costumes originally designed by Lorenzo Cutùli for Minnesota Opera.

Sung in French with English supertitles.

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Admission Info

$29.00 - $95.00

Phone: (801)533-6683

Email: ticketoffice@usuo.org

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Individual Dates & Times *

  • May 09, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Sat)
  • May 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Mon)
  • May 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 15, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Sun)

Location Info

Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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