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Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Ailyn Pérez steps into one of opera's most difficult roles in Jules Massenet's "Thaïs". The Metropolitan Opera brings to life this tale of an Egyptian courtesan and priestess of Venus who becomes locked in a struggle between piety and lust with the Christian monk (Gerald Finley) who is attempting to convert her. "Thaïs" contains the gorgeously delicate and instantly recognizable "Méditation," which has been recorded countless times, including by Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma. With seductive heat to match the desert setting, this production at New York's Metropolitan Opera House is one you won't want to miss.