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Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo), Železná, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00



6. 10. 2017

Abandoned world-famous opera melodies.

The Liberec audience had a possibility to listen the music of the French composer Jules Massenet with delight in relatively recent times, when the opera ensemble of the Theatre staged his opera Don Quichotte. Now it comes with a title less known, with the opera Thaïs, with opera, which had its premiere in 1894. Although the autor´s work is unjustly neglected in the context of the Czech opera, many listeners will certainly know his famous "Meditation", a violin solo that defines so sincerely Massenet's musical poetry - fragile, fighting, uncovered and inaccessible at the same time. And so is the story of Thaïs itself, telling of the passion burning, the attitudes uncontrollable, leading us to the spiritual, contemplative environment which meets with such a contrast in the secular world. The opera will be presented in the French original, with a libretto by Louis Gallet, and the Liberec opera will be the first scene ever in the postwar history where Thais by Jules Massenet will be staged.

Divadlo F. X. Šaldy Liberec.

author: Jules Massenet

director: Linda Keprtová

cast: Věra Poláchová/Lívia Obručník Vénosová, Csaba Kotlár/Maksym Moroz, Josef Moravec/Dušan Růžička, Miroslava Časarová/Soňa Godarská ...

running time: 2 h 45 min (one intermission)

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