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Jules Massenet (1842–1912)

Thaïs (1894)

Jules Massenet provided an optional offstage humming-chorus for the famous “Méditation” from his opera Thaïs, signifying the protagonist’s religious conversion.



Act 2, scene 1 “Meditation Religieuse”

Act 2, scene 1 “Meditation Religieuse”

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
Marcello Viotti, conductor

Recorded in performance, Nov. 2002, Teatro Malibran, Venice