Opera

Massenet's Werther

Benoît Jacquot (stage director), Michel Plasson (conductor) — With Jonas Kaufmann (Werther), Sophie Koch (Charlotte)

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Cast

Benoît Jacquot — Stage director
Jonas Kaufmann — Werther
Sophie Koch — Charlotte
Ludovic Tézier — Albert
Anne-Catherine Gillet — Sophie
Alain Vernhes — Le Bailli
Andreas Jaggi — Schmidt
Christian Tréguier — Johann
Alexandre Duhamel — Bruhlmann
Olivia Doray — Kätchen
Orchestre du Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine
Michel Plasson — Conductor

Program notes

In Massenet's masterpiece, based on Goethe's Sorrows of the Young Werther, tears never cease to flow from the very moment the moonlit set is revealed and closed. "My whole being cries at it" says Werther. We are a long way from opera's usual tears, be they furtive or violent. These tears flow slowly and inexorably, one by one. Patient tears as Charlotte puts it.

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Directed by:
Louise Narboni
Production date: 2010
Duration: 2 h 41 min
Production: © Idéale Audience – Opéra national de Paris – ARTE France
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, ES
Resolution: Full HD