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TSO’s acclaimed Massenet: Thaïs CD now available!

May 20, 2021

TSO’s acclaimed Massenet: Thaïs CD now available!

Critics call TSO’s Massenet: Thaïs recording “Sensuous”, “Thrilling”, and “Superb.”

Since its release on the Chandos label in May 2020, the TSO’s recording of Massenet: Thaïs has received a 2021 JUNO Award nomination in the Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral category, and widespread critical acclaim.

The playing is excellent, with a refined sensuousness of texture throughout; The big duets for the central couple have tremendous intensity, while the cataclysmic final interlude, in which Athanaël rushes headlong into a just thrilling; The recording itself sounds sumptuous. —Tim Ashley, Gramophone

CDs of this emotionally riveting opera are now available for purchase for $19.99 (+ shipping and HST) each directly from the TSO to Canadian addresses only. 

Conducted by TSO Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis, and featuring a cast of renowned Canadian and international singers, with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Massenet: Thaïs was recorded live at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto in November 2019.

Listen to TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow's “eloquent”* version of the opera’s famous “Méditation” from the CD.


To find out more about Massenet: Thaïs, click here.

*Classical Explorer, July 16, 2020.

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