She’s the sinner. He’s the saint. But what happens when those roles are reversed? Will either of them survive? (Hint: this is opera)2018 Minnesota Opera Preview featuring Lorenzo Cutùli’s productionAthanaël, a Cenobite monk, resolves to convert his acquaintance Thaïs, the most admired courtesan in Alexandria, to a life of piety and devotion. After first mocking his conversion attempt, she meditates and determines to follow him despite the violent crowds who try to prevent her from leaving. As Thaïs enters the convent and her new life, Athanaël recognizes that he loves her desperately, but also that it may be too late for them.Highlights:Soprano Nicole Heaston, praised by the New York Times for her “radiant” and “handsomely resonant voice” performs the role of the Alexandrian courtesan Thaïs, thought to be one of the most challenging vocal roles in operaHear Massenet’s famous Méditation for violin and orchestra performed by the Utah Symphony in the context of the operaFeatures a lavish production, with sets and costumes originally designed by Lorenzo Cutùli for Minnesota Opera.Sung in French with English supertitles.

Event Info

  • Presented By: Utah Opera
  • Dates: May 9, 2020
  • Location: Capitol Theatre
  • Address: 50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 11:59 PM
  • Categories: Music, Theatre

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