Opéra de Tours: Thaïs de Massenet (octobre 2011)

L’Opéra de Tours ouvre sa nouvelle saison lyrique 2011-2012 avec une nouvelle production de Thaïs de Massenet (1894). Oeuvre majeure du théâtre romantique français, la partition brosse deux portraits psychologiques flamboyants: l’un, celui d’une pécheresse qui reçoit la révélation de Dieu (Thaïs); le second, celui du moine cénobite, Athanaël, tout autant foudroyé, saisi par la beauté de l’ancienne courtisane. D’après Anatole France, Thaïs de Massenet est un opéra prenant, certes orientalisant (l’action se passe à Alexandrie), surtout parcours psychologique où deux spiritualités se croisent sans guère se comprendre. Dans la fosse, Jean-Yves Ossonce dirige l’Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre Tours dont les affinités avec le romantisme français ne sont plus à démontrer… Production lyrique événement. Premières images (bande-annonce) avant notre grand reportage vidéo.

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