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Behind The Curtain #59: Thais

The incomparable Nino Machaidze returns as Thaïs, with Plácido Domingo as her would-be savior. Patrick Fournillier conducts a thrilling production by Nicola Raab that has taken European opera houses by storm. Filled with intoxicating melodies and exotic colors, Thaïs seduces both eyes and ears with a glittering treasure trove of pleasures.

LA Opera: May 12, 2014

In this edition of the podcast, host Brian Lauritzen is joined by soprano Nino Machaidze who is singing the title role in Jules Massenet's Thaïs. They talk about what it's like to share a stage with the incomparable Placido Domingo, how she got her start in singing at the age of eight, and what it was like to sing while she was eight months pregnant.