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The Opera League of Los Angeles: Opera Talk - Jules Massenet's "Thais"

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

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1:30pm to 3:00pm

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This presentation is recommended for adults.  Contact the branch for more information (310) 437-6680.

Description:

"Religion, Ecstasy, Lust...These are the fundamental motivations of the Opera Thais by Jules Massenet."  The opera tells of the conflict  between the love of human pleasure and a devotion to God that ultimately consumes the lives of the two principal characters--the monk Athanael and the courtesan Thais.  Using video clips from DVDs of three different productions of the opera, Community Educator Ron Streicher will present an uncensored expose of the fate of this classic "fallen woman."

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