Poster design for the opera ’Thais’ by Manuel Orazi, 1894.
Description: This unique poster promoting Massenet’s opera has been created to
resemble a papyrus, torn, eaten away by the centuries. Orazi has
created a poster that is the first to have such a curious form. Such a
different design is in perfect harmony with the opera’s plot, which
takes place in Ancient Egypt during Byzantine rule. Drawn to the
beautiful courtesan Thais, a Cenobite monk attempts to convert her from
worshiping Venus to worshiping the Christian God.