Following acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival and then in Melbourne, Sir Andrew Davis's recording of Massenet's opera Tha√Įs features an outstanding cast, and exceptional performances from his Toronto forces. Written shortly after the premiere of his masterpiece Werther, Tha√Įs was composed for the Californian soprano Sybil Sanderson who gave the premiere at the Paris Op√©ra in 1894. Sanderson's performance was a triumph, but the opera itself had a mixed reception. After Massenet revised it in 1898 it went on to worldwide success in the years leading up to World War I and has enjoyed continuous and growing success in our own time. The role of Tha√Įs has drawn many great artists, including Mary Garden, Geraldine Farrar, Maria Jeritza, Leontyne Price, Beverley Sills, and Ren√©e Fleming. According to the Financial Times, 'Erin Wall is the Tha√Įs of one's dreams, wielding a soprano of radiance, pristine beauty and tingling top notes", and she is joined on the recording by Joshua Hopkins in the role of Athana√ęl, while Nicias is sung by Andrew Staples.
Following acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival and then in Melbourne, Sir Andrew Davis's recording of Massenet's opera Tha√Įs features an outstanding cast, and exceptional performances from his Toronto forces. Written shortly after the premiere of his masterpiece Werther, Tha√Įs was composed for the Californian soprano Sybil Sanderson who gave the premiere at the Paris Op√©ra in 1894. Sanderson's performance was a triumph, but the opera itself had a mixed reception. After Massenet revised it in 1898 it went on to worldwide success in the years leading up to World War I and has enjoyed continuous and growing success in our own time. The role of Tha√Įs has drawn many great artists, including Mary Garden, Geraldine Farrar, Maria Jeritza, Leontyne Price, Beverley Sills, and Ren√©e Fleming. According to the Financial Times, 'Erin Wall is the Tha√Įs of one's dreams, wielding a soprano of radiance, pristine beauty and tingling top notes", and she is joined on the recording by Joshua Hopkins in the role of Athana√ęl, while Nicias is sung by Andrew Staples.
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Format: CD
Label: CHANDOS
Rel. Date: 06/05/2020
UPC: 095115525821

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Artist: Massenet / Toronto Mendelssohn Choir / Davis
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DISC: 1

1. Tha√Įs
2. 1.   Act I Scene 1: Prelude
3. 2.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Voici le pain . (A Cenobite, Another, Pal√©mon, The Cenobites, Several Cenobites, Others, Athana√ęl)
4. 3.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Non . Mon coeur est plein d'amertume (Athana√ęl, The Cenobites)
5. 4.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: H√©las! enfant encore (Athana√ęl)
6. 5.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Ne nous m√™lons jamais, mon fils (Pal√©mon, Cenobites, Athana√ęl)
7. 6.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Vision - Honte! Horreur! T√©n√®bres √©ternelles! (Athana√ęl)
8. 7.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Toi qui mis la piti√© dans nos mes (Athana√ęl, Pal√©mon)
9. 8.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 1: Esprit de lumi√®re et de grce (The Voice of Athana√ęl, Cenobites) 1
10. 9.   Act I Scene 2: Prelude 1
11. 10.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Va, mendiant, chercher ailleurs ta vie! (Servant, Athana√ęl) 1
12. 11.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Voil√† donc la terrible cit√©! (Athana√ęl, Crobyle, Myrtale) 1
13. 12.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Athana√ęl! C'est toi! mon condisciple (Nicias, Athana√ęl) 1
14. 13.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Ah! Ah! Ah! . Je vais donc te revoir (Crobyle, Myrtale, Nicias, Athana√ęl) 1
15. 14.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Tha√Įs! Sour des Karites! (Actresses, Actors, Philosophers, Nicias) 1
16. 15.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: C'est Tha√Įs, l'idole fragile (Tha√Įs, Nicias, Athana√ęl) 1
17. 16.¬†¬†¬†Act I Scene 2: Qui te fait si s√©v√®re (Tha√Įs, Actresses, Actors, Philosophers, Athana√ęl, Nicias) 1
18. 17.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: Ah! me voil√† seule, seule, enfin! (Tha√Įs) 1
19. 18.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: O mon miroir fid√®le, rassure-moi? (Tha√Įs) 2
20. 19.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: √Čtranger, te voil√†, comme tu l'avais dit! (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 2
21. 20.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: Qui m'inspirera des discours embras√©s (Athana√ęl, Tha√Įs) 2
22. 21.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: V√©nus invisible et pr√©sente! (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 2
23. 22.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: Je suis Athana√ęl, Moine d'Antino√©! (Athana√ęl, Tha√Įs) 2
24. 23.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: Piti√©! Ne me fais pas de mal! (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl, Nicias) 2
25. 24.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 1: Tha√Įs, idole fragile (Nicias, Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 2
26. 25.   Act II Scene 2: Meditation 2
27. 1.   Act II Scene 2: Prelude 2
28. 2.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 2: P√®re, Dieu m'a parl√© par ta voix! (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 2
29. 3.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 2: Non loin d'ici, vers l'occident (Athana√ęl, Tha√Įs) 3
30. 4.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 2: L'amour est une vertu rare (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 3
31. 5.   Act II Scene 2: Suivez-moi tous, amis! (Nicias, Crobyle, Myrtale, Friends of Nicias) 3
32. 6.   Act II Scene 2: Celle qui vient est plus belle (Crobyle, Myrtale, La Charmeuse) 3
33. 7.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 2: Eh! C'est lui! Athana√ęl! (Nicias, Crobyle, Myrtale, Friends of Nicias, Athana√ęl) 3
34. 8.¬†¬†¬†Act II Scene 2: Jamais! Non! (Nicias, Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl, Chorus) 3
35. 9.   Act III Scene 1: Prelude 3
36. 10.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: L'ardent soleil m'√©crase (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 3
37. 11.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: Seul, le repentir nous √©pure (Athana√ęl, Tha√Įs) 3
38. 12.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: O messager de Dieu, si bon dans ta rudesse (Tha√Įs) 3
39. 13.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: Baigne d'eau tes mains et tes l√®vres (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 4
40. 14.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: Pater noster, qui es in coelis (Voices, Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 4
41. 15.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: La paix du Seigneur soit avec toi (Athana√ęl, Albine, Tha√Įs, White Ladies) 4
42. 16.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 1: Elle va lentement parmi les fille blanches (Athana√ęl) 4
43. 17.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 2: Que le ciel est pesant! (Cenobites, Pal√©mon, A Cenobite, Chorus, Athana√ęl) 4
44. 18.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 2: Tu sais, O Pal√©mon, que j'ai reconquis l'me (Athana√ęl) 4
45. 19.   Act III Scene 2: Ne t'avais-je pas dit (Palémon) 4
46. 20.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 2: Qui te fait si s√©v√®re (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl) 4
47. 21.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 2: Vision - Ah! . Une Sainte est pr√®s de quitter la terre (Athana√ęl, Voices) 4
48. 22.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 2: Tha√Įs va mourir! (Athana√ęl) 4
49. 23.   Act III Scene 2: Symphonie: La Course de la nuit 5
50. 24.   Act III Scene 3: Seigneur, ayez pitié de moi selon votre mansuétude! (White Ladies, Albine) 5
51. 25.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 3: Sois le bienvenu dans nos tabernacles (Albine, Athana√ęl, White Ladies, Tha√Įs) 5
52. 26.¬†¬†¬†Act III Scene 3: Te souvient-il du lumineux voyage (Tha√Įs, Athana√ęl)

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Following acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival and then in Melbourne, Sir Andrew Davis's recording of Massenet's opera Tha√Įs features an outstanding cast, and exceptional performances from his Toronto forces. Written shortly after the premiere of his masterpiece Werther, Tha√Įs was composed for the Californian soprano Sybil Sanderson who gave the premiere at the Paris Op√©ra in 1894. Sanderson's performance was a triumph, but the opera itself had a mixed reception. After Massenet revised it in 1898 it went on to worldwide success in the years leading up to World War I and has enjoyed continuous and growing success in our own time. The role of Tha√Įs has drawn many great artists, including Mary Garden, Geraldine Farrar, Maria Jeritza, Leontyne Price, Beverley Sills, and Ren√©e Fleming. According to the Financial Times, 'Erin Wall is the Tha√Įs of one's dreams, wielding a soprano of radiance, pristine beauty and tingling top notes", and she is joined on the recording by Joshua Hopkins in the role of Athana√ęl, while Nicias is sung by Andrew Staples.