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Massenet; Thaïs

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CHAN 5258
 
Massenet; Thaïs
Running Time: 131:42
UPC Code: 095115525821

Release Date: June 2020
Originally recorded in 2019
Composer
Jules Massenet
Solo baritone • Athanaël, a Cenobite
Joshua Hopkins
Solo tenor • Nicias, a young philosopher and sybarite
Andrew Staples
Solo bass-baritone • Palémon, an old Cenobite
Nathan Berg
Solo soprano • Thaïs, an actress and a courtesan
Erin Wall
Solo soprano • Crobyle, a slave
Liv Redpath
Solo mezzo-soprano • Myrtale, a slave
Andrea Ludwig
Solo mezzo-soprano • Albine, an abbess
Emilia Boteva
Solo soprano • La Charmeuse
Stacey Tappan
Choral
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Producer (Soundmirror Inc.)
Blanton Alspaugh
Engineer (Soundmirror Inc.)
John Newton
Venue 4-9 November 2019
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Genre:
Opera
Vocal & Song

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JULES MASSENET

Thaïs, 1893

Acte I
Comédie lyrique in Three Acts and Seven Scenes
Poem by Louis Gallet (1835-1898) after the novel by Anatole France (1844-1924)
Premier Tableau. La Thébaïde: 21:07
1.
[Prélude.] Andante très calme -
2:15
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Un Cénobite: 'Voici le pain' -
3:41
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Athanaël: 'Non... Mon cœur est plein d'amertume' -
1:02
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Athanaël: 'Hélas! enfant encore' -
2:05
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Palémon: 'Ne nous mêlons jamais, mon fils' -
3:28
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Vision -
2:43
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7.
Anthanaël: 'Toi qui la pitié dans nos âmes' -
3:51
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La Voix d'Athanaël: 'Esprit de lumière et de grâce'
1:59
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Second Tableau. Alexandrie: 25:57
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[Prélude.] Allegro maestoso, avec ampleau -
1:38
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Le Serviteur: 'Va, mendiant, chercher ailleurs ta vie!' -
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Athanaël: 'Voilà donc la terrible citè!' -
3:25
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Nicias: 'Athanaël! C'est toi! mon condisciple' -
3:57
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13.
Crobyle: 'Ah!' -
5:03
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14.
Comédiennes, Histrions et Philosophes: 'Thaïs! Sœur des Karites!' -
1:34
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Thaïs: 'C'est Thaïs, l'idole fragile...' -
4:45
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Thaïs 'Qui te fait si sévère...'
4:32
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Acte II
Premier Tableau. Chez Thaïs: 25:32
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Thaïs: Ah! me voilà seule, seule, enfin!' -
2:05
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18.
Thaïs: 'Ô mon miroir fidèle, rassure-moi?' -
5:06
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19.
Thaïs: 'Étranger, te voilà, comme tu l'avais dit!' -
3:58
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Athanaël: 'Qui m'inspirera des discours embrasés...' -
1:49
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21.
Thaïs: 'Vénus invisible et présente!' -
0:59
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22.
Athanaël: 'Je suis Athanaël, Moine d'Antinoé!' -
0:33
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23.
Thaïs: 'Pitié! Ne me fais pas de mal!' -
1:55
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24.
Nicias: 'Thaïs, idole fragile' -
3:27
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25.
Méditation
5:36
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Second Tableau. Devant la maison de Thaïs: 17:41
26.
[Prélude.] Allegretto moderato -
1:10
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Thaïs: 'Père, Dieu m'a parlé ta voix!' -
0:56
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28.
Athanaël: 'Non loin d'ici, vers l'occident' -
3:10
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29.
Thaïs: 'L'amour est une vertu rare' -
3:35
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30.
Nicias: 'Suivez-moi tous, amis!' -
1:20
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31.
Crobyle et Myrtale: 'Celle qui vient est plus belle' -
3:44
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32.
Nicias: 'Eh! C'est lui! Athanaël!' -
1:06
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33.
Nicias: 'Jamais! Non!'
2:36
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Acte III
Premier Tableau. L'Oasis: 18:55
34.
[Prélude.] Lent -
2:40
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Thaïs: L'ardent soleil m'écrase' -
1:20
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Athanaël: 'Seul, le repentir nous épure' -
3:34
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37.
Thaïs: 'Ô messager de Dieu' -
2:38
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38.
Thaïs: 'Baigne d'eau mes mains et mes lèvres' -
2:34
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39.
Des Voix: 'Pater noster, qui es in coelis' -
0:59
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Athanaël: 'La paix du Seigneur soit avec toi' -
3:05
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Athanaël: 'Elle va lentement parmi les fille blanches'
2:00
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Deuxième Tableau. La Thébaïde
42.
Les 12 Cénobites: 'Que le ciel est pesant!' -
3:06
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Athanaël: 'Tu sais, Ô Palémon, que j'ai reconquis l'âme...' -
1:37
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44.
Palémon: 'Ne t'avais-je pas dit' -
1:58
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45.
L'Apparition de Thaïs: 'Qui te fait si sévère' -
1:39
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46.
Vision -
0:41
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47.
Athanaël: 'Thaïs va mourir!' -
0:58
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48.
Symphonie. La Course de la nuit
3:59
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Troisième Tableau. La Mort de Thaïs: 8:52
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Les Filles blances: 'Seigneur, ayez pitié de moi selon votre mansuétude!' -
2:09
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Albine: 'Sois le bienvenu dans nos tabernacles' -
1:56
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Thaïs: 'Te souvient-il du lumineux voyage...'
4:46
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Total time: 131:42
Solo: Joshua Hopkins baritone • Athanaël, a Cenobite
Solo: Andrew Staples tenor • Nicias, a young philosopher and sybarite
Solo: Nathan Berg bass-baritone • Palémon, an old Cenobite
Solo: Erin Wall soprano • Thaïs, an actress and a courtesan
Solo: Liv Redpath soprano • Crobyle, a slave
Solo: Andrea Ludwig mezzo-soprano • Myrtale, a slave
Solo: Emilia Boteva mezzo-soprano • Albine, an abbess
Solo: Stacey Tappan soprano • La Charmeuse
Cenobites, actors and actresses, philosophers, friends of Nicias, people, the White Ladies
Choral: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
David Fallis chorus master
Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Crow concertmaster
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

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