Thérèse Justina Gringyte
Armand de Clerval Shengzhi Ren
André Thorel Dingle Yandell
Morel Dan Shelvey
City Official & Officer Colin Murray
Officer Andrew Henley
Orchestra of Scottish Opera
Anu Tali, conductor
Roxana Haines, director
Jules Massenet’s sumptuous opera sits against the backdrop of the
French Revolution and Robespierre’s infamous Reign of Terror.
Massenet’s soaring, sweeping melodic lines heighten emotions that
are, despite the melodrama of the setting, rooted in the complications
of very human relationships.
Thérèse finds herself at a crossroad. She is caught between her
husband, a revolutionary representative, and her former lover, a
deposed nobleman and her husband’s close friend. As the three are
drawn inextricably together, revolutionary fervour rises, and
Thérèse’s affairs of the heart become matters of life and death.
This is a superb chance to experience this gem of the Late Romantic