Massenet’s Thaïs

Massenet’s Thaïs
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

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Long ago in 4th century Egypt, the monk Athanaël resolves to convert the seductive Thaïs to a life of piety. After first mocking his conversion attempt, she meditates and determines to follow him, rejecting the luxurious trappings of her former life. As Thaïs enters the convent and her new life, Athanaël recognizes that he loves her desperately—but it may be too late for them.

With an opulent set, shimmering costumes, and artists from Repertory Dance Theatre joining on stage, this lavish production is a feast for the senses.

Rating: PG-13 for depictions of slavery and mild sexual content.

Run Time: Approximately 3 hours.

Sung in French with English supertitles.




Opera Talks: One hour before each performance, ticket holders are invited to join Utah Opera Principal Coach Carol Anderson to learn more about the production at a free talk in the Capitol Room of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The talk will also be available online here.

Learn Before You Go: Read about the history, music, storyline, and more, through an online multiple-part learning course.

Post Opera Q&A: Join Utah Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss Utah Opera’s production of the opera following each performance in the Capitol Room.


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



Opera Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation logo
Opera Artistic Director SponsorEmma Eccles Jones Foundation logo