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Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 10 February to 2 March 2022
Jules Massenet

Comédie lyrique in three acts

Libretto by Louis Gallet


Teatro alla Scala New Production


Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor Lorenzo Viotti
Staging Olivier Py
Staging assistant Ivo Bauchiero
Sets and costumes Pierre André Weitz
Sets assistant Pierre Lebon
Costumes assistant Mathieu Crescence
Lights Bertrand Killy
Choreography Ivo Bauchiero


Thaïs Marina Rebeka
Athanaël Ludovic Tézier
Nicias Giovanni Sala
Crobyle Cassandre Berthon
Myrtale Anna-Doris Capitelli
Albine Valentina Pluzhnikova
Charmeuse Federica Guida
Palémon Insung Sim
Servant Jorge Martínez

Thaïs, inspired by Anatole France’s novel and staged for the first time at the Palais Garnier in 1894, has been staged at La Scala just once in 1942 under the baton of Gino Marinuzzi. Massenet’s refined and exquisite score aptly evokes the literary source, inflecting the dialectic of sin and redemption in a spectacular exercise in style combining erudition, exoticism, and sensuality. Lorenzo Viotti continues the exploration of French music that began with Roméo et Juliette in 2020, featuring one of the most dynamic stage directors in Europe, Olivier Py.