Ailyn Pérez Makes Her Role Debut as Thaïs, the First of Three Major Roles at the Met this Season
John Cox’s production also stars Gerald Finley conducted by Emmanuel Villaume
New York, NY (November 1, 2017) – American soprano Ailyn Pérez makes her role debut as the glamorous courtesan in the title role of Thaïs, opening November 11 for seven performances. Massenet’s intriguing exploration of the conflict between religious faith and sensual desire also stars Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, as ascetic monk Athanaël. French maestro Emmanuel Villaume conducts John Cox’s production, not seen at the Met in almost a decade, with French tenor Jean-François Borras as Nicias and American bass-baritone David Pittsinger as Palémon.
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Performances for Thaïs: November 11mat, 15, 18, 22, 25, 28; December 2. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and 16 minutes, including two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Thais are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.
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