Toronto Symphony Orchestra New Recording of MASSENET: THAIS on Chandos Label

Broadway World Newsdesk.

In the absence of being able to perform live in its concert hall, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is especially pleased to announce the release of a new recording of Massenet’s emotionally riveting opera Thaïs on the prestigious Chandos label.

Massenet: Thaïs is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music, and for purchase on iTunes. Conducted by TSO Interim Artistic Director Sir Andrew Davis, and featuring a cast of renowned Canadian and international singers, with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Massenet: Thaïs was recorded live by Soundmirror, Inc. at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto in November 2019.

The TSO has a highly respected recording history, and Thaïs is the fifth recording with partner Chandos, following on the heels of 2019’s Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, also conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Other TSO GRAMMY Award- and JUNO Award-winning Chandos recordings include 2018’s Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works, conducted by Conductor Emeritus Peter Oundjian, and 2016’s Handel: Messiah conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

“I am beyond thrilled at the release of this recording of our concert performances of Thaïs last year,” says Sir Andrew Davis, TSO Interim Artistic Director. “The opera’s beguiling music and its undeniable grandeur and opulence belie the personal, emotional drama at its heart. The exceptional TSO musicians, remarkable cast of soloists, and the wonderful Toronto Mendelssohn Choir have made this a particularly special recording for me.”

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