/ Modified jun 23, 2011 3:38 p.m.

Great Performances at the Met: Thaïs

Renée Fleming is the Egyptian courtesan and Thomas Hampson the monk who falls from grace in Massenet’s sensual opera. Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on PBS-HD.

grt_perform_thais-fleiming617x347 Renée Fleming is Jules Massenet's Thaïs (PHOTO: PBS)

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.

Great Performances

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