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Massenet: Thaïs

Artistic director of the Opéra de Montréal Bernard Labadie talks about Thaïs in an article at


"Massenet's Thaïs -- about a Christian fundamentalist who sets out to save the soul of a prostitute, then finds his faith undermined by sexuality while she achieves sainthood -- is among the perviest of operas," wrote Tim Ashley in The Guardian, 29 November 2002.



Libretto in French and English



Massenet - Thaïs / Fleming, Hampson, Sabbatini, Shkosa, Vidal, Devellereau, Cals, Yves Abel, CD,



Massenet: Thais- The Metropolitan Opera, DVD,


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