Philharmonia Zürich

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  • opera
  • 136 Mins

Forbidden love, wrongdoings and anguish: the Opernhaus Zürich ventures into late 19th-century French romanticism with “Werther“ by French composer Jules Massenet. A loose adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epistolary novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther”, the opera is conducted by Germany’s Cornelius Meister. It tells the story of the impossible union of poet Werther to Charlotte, a woman of duty already promised to a wealthy businessman.Goethe’s drama is echoed in Massenet’s score by emotionally wide-ranging vocal parts written on a grand scale.

Cast & Crew

Mélissa Petit (Sophie), Martin Zysset (Schmidt), Anna Stéphany (Charlotte), (Director), Audun Iversen (Albert), Cheyne Davidson (Le Bailli), Juan Diego Flórez (Werther)