3hr. (2 intermission)
Opens May 12, 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A devout monk seeks to convert Thaïs, a ravishingly beautiful courtesan, but realizes too late that his pious obsession is rooted in lust, not religion. Minnesota Opera produces Jules Massenet's sensual, melodic creation for the first time with Minnesota-born soprano Kelly Kaduce (Tosca) in the glamorous title role. Set in the deserts and oases of fourth-century Egypt, this searing drama explores the conflict between the passion of the flesh and the salvation of the soul.
Note: Thaïs is performed in French with English translations projected above the stage.