• Classical

Minnesota Opera: Thais

Sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio

When

Artists

Venue

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Tickets

$25 - $220

THAÏS

MAY 12-20
Spiritual conviction meets earthly desire. 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 Massenet’s sensual and melodic creation for the first time with Minnesota-born soprano Kelly Kaduce (Rusalka, Tosca, The Shining) 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.

COMPOSER
Jules Massenet

RUNTIME
3 hours and 11 minutes, including two intermissions.

LANGUAGE
Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.