January 30, 2020 & February 1, 2020
Special Announcement: 

This performance includes haze effect.

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This performance will last approximately 3 hours, which includes one intermission.

Earthly desire or spiritual conviction? A devout monk seeks to convert an alluring courtesan, but realizes too late that he is driven by lust and not religion. She finds redemption. He does not.

Maryland Lyric Opera presents Massenet's rarely staged, intoxicating masterpiece Thaïs. Sarah Joy Miller, a rising American soprano who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last season, sings the iconic title role. Louis Otey co-stars as Athanaël. MDLO Young Artist Institute alumni round out the cast. MDLO Music Director Louis Salemno conducts and Claudia Zahn directs this new production, in collaboration with scenic and lighting designer Harry Feiner. 

Thaïs: Sarah Joy Miller
Athanaël: Louis Otey
Nicias: Joseph Michael Brent
Palémon: Hunter Enoch
Albine: Allegra De Vita
La Charmeuse: Sarah Joyce Cooper
Myrtale: Caroline Hewitt
Crobyle: Hayan Kim

Conductor: Louis Salemno
Stage Director: Claudia Zahn
Set & Lighting Designer: Harry Feiner
Costume Designer: Sam Flemning
Chorus Master: Steven Gathman