Placido Domingo and Ermonela Jaho They have staged this opera Jules Massenet, concert version.
It is the first time that this opera has been represented at the festival and has enjoyed an extraordinary cast: Placido Domingo (Athanaël), Jaho Ermonela (Thaïs),
Jean Teitgen (Palémon), Elena Copons (Crobyle), Lida Vineyards (Myrtale), Maife Nogales (bees), Cristina Diaz (Servant) and Sara Blanch (the charming). They have been acompanyados by the Choir and Orchestra Headlines the Teatro Real in Madrid, conducted by maestro Patrick Fournillier.
Placido Domingo debuted at Peralada Festival year 1991 with Otello i has returned on several occasions, the last 2011. the soprano, Ermonella Jaho, He debuted last year in Peralada, as the protagonist of the opera Madama Butterfly.
The legendary, Placido Domingo, He has performed with great force and its role theatrical personality monk Athanaël, beaten the charms of the courtesan Thaïs, Ermonela role played by Jaho who has fallen in love Peralada audiences. One of the brightest moments and expected by the public has been reached when the famous Meditation, interlude for solo violin and orchestra that bisects the opera and marks the spiritual conversion of the protagonist.
Thaïs, one of the most beautiful operas by Jules Massenet, libretto by Louis Gallet, It has been heard tonight in concert version, in three acts and seven scenes. It premiered at the Paris Opera 16 March 1894.
Tonight has also highlighted the intervention of the Coro Titular of the Teatro Real Madrid, since 2010. Currently runs the maestro Andrés Máspero. Jonas Kaufmann yesterday and today Thaïs, music has been in charge of the Titular Orchestra of the Teatro Real, they have managed to sound notes flawlessly.
A night of great vocal and instrumental quality, a Thaïs of great beauty that will linger in the public's memory. They have been loud applause and bravos making artists out more than once on stage, once the show ended. Even storks have applauded.