Renée Fleming is Jules Massenet's Thaïs

Renée Fleming is Egyptian courtesan Thaïs in Jules Massenet’s perfumed tale of lust and salvation Joining the soprano is brilliant baritone Thomas Hampson as the tortured monk Athanaël, who falls from grace in his attempt to lead the godless voluptuary to redemption. The telecast is conducted by Jesús López-Cobos and features tenor Michael Schade as Thaïs’ lover, Nici.

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