Thais : an opera in three acts, is the next program in the Music and Dance on Film series, to be screened this Wednesday July 6 in Arts.
With music by Massenet, this spectacular opera features Renee Fleming as the glamorous courtesan, Thais, and is set in 4th century Alexandria and the Egyptian desert. With artists of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet, conducted by Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Placido Domingo also introduces each act. Thais is sung in French with English subtitles. This production was filmed live at The Metropolitan Opera House, New York in December, 2008.
Thais commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 2.20 pm (approx). It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-Visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited.