Performing Arts

May 5, 2014

Opera review: Florida Grand Opera excels in Massenet’s ‘Thaïs’

Jules Massenet’s Thaïs was once nearly a staple of the operatic repertoire but faded from view outside of France by the mid-20th century. The 1894 work is a heady mixture of repressed passion and religiosity set in ancient Egypt with a score that blends such diverse influences as Orientalism, Wagnerian music drama and French grand opera.

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