28102: "Meditation from Thais"
Composer: Jules Massenet
Performer: Albert Spalding
Special Interest: Classical, Violin
Jules Massenet (1842 - 1912) was the most prominent French composer of the late nineteenth century.
Thais, based upon the novel by Anatole France, combines passion and religion. Set in Coptic Egypt. The opera was groundbreaking in its departure from metric rhyme in the text.
The Meditation is the entracte between acts 2 and 3 represents the spiritual awakening of Thais.
Last updated August 23, 2002