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Thaïslocked

  • Rodney Milnes

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Comédie lyrique in three acts and seven scenes by Jules Massenet to a libretto by Louis Gallet after the novel of the same title by Anatole France (1890); Paris, Opéra, 16 March 1894.

The legend of the courtesan-turned-saint Thaïs was written down in the 10th century by the German nun Hrostwitha; a French translation published in the 19th century inspired the Nobel Prizewinner Anatole France (...

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