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Metropolitan Opera: Werther Poster

Metropolitan Opera: Werther

Closed March 9, 2017

Based on Goethe's heartbreaking novel.

Why See Metropolitan Opera: Werther?

FORBIDDEN LOVE TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE

The irresistible tale of unrequited love unfolds tragically in Jules Massenet's lushly scored opera, based on Goethe's semi-autobiographical novel 'The Sorrows of Young Wether'. Sorrows they truly are as the brooding poet falls for the betrothed Charlotte and is driven to the brink of life itself when he realises his chance at winning her is ultimately doomed. Isabel Lenard stars as Charlotte, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as Wether, conducted by Edward Gardner.

GERMANY, LATE 18TH CENTURY

With her fiance Albert away on a trip, Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the local Bailiff finds herself being escorted to the ball by Wether, a young man known for his gloomy outlook. but by the end of the ball Werther is irrevocably in love, daring to hope Charlotte could return his affections.

When Albert returns he and Charlotte marry as planned, as per her promise to her later mother. Werther's world is torn apart by the nuptials and utterly disconsolate. Is there a chink in Charlottes armour? Does she really love Albert and will she make up her mind before it is too late? This heartbreaking story is sure to leave you with chills as the BLO recounts this tribute to forbidden love.

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Dates

Opening night: 16 February 2017

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes with one intermission

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Sung in French with titles in English, Spanish and German

Cast and Creative

Creative

Production: Richard Eyre

Set and Costume Designer: Rob Howell

Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford

Video Designer: Wendall Harrington

Choreographer: Sara Erde

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