Plácido Domingo returns in an opera seldom seen at the Liceu
Egypt. Athanaël, a monk, wants to convert the courtesan Thaïs to Christianity. She tries to seduce him but he persists and manages to win her over. After leaving her in a nunnery, he realizes he loves her. Time goes by and Athanaël dreams that Thaïs is dying. He wakes up and rushes to the nunnery to find her on her death-bed. Thaïs thanks him for saving her soul and he confesses his love. But she dies in ecstasy, oblivious to his words.
One of Massenet's most frequently staged operas comes to the Liceu with a cast that includes Plácido Domingo. The tremendously difficult title role is accessible only to the most talented virtuoso singers.
Comédie lyrique in three acts. Libretto by Louis Gallet. World premiere: 16/03/1894, Opéra de Paris. First staged in Barcelona: 22/02/1905, Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 08/07/2007 (concert version). Total Liceu performances: 34.
- Director musical
- Patrick Fournillier
- Orquestra Simfònica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
- Director of the Chorus
- Conxita Garcia
|Palémon||Damián del Castillo|
|A servant||Marc Pujol|
|Albine||María José Suárez|
|La Charmeuse||Mercedes Arcuri|
* Winner of the 2016 Francisco Viñas Sing Contest.