Thais and the Majesty of Opera

There are few things more beautiful sounds in the world of music than the Méditation theme which is played between scene changes in Act 2 of Jules Massenet’s Thaïs. This is certainly one of my favorite operas with a simple yet delectable theme: A woman of easy virtue finds redemption in the Church and a hardened ascetic discovers to his great misfortune the power of love. Found below is the finale of Thaïs with echoes of the Méditation theme that bring tears to the eyes of most opera buffs:

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