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WERTHER

Jules Massenet (1842-1912)
May
15
18
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22
Lyrical drama in four acts and five tableaux
Libretto from Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann based on the epistolary novel Les Souffrances du jeune Werther de Goethe
Duration: 3h
Incl. 2 intermissions
CHF: 30.00 - 185.00
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May 2022
Sunday
15
May 2022
17:00
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Wednesday
18
May 2022
19:00
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Friday
20
May 2022
20:00
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Sunday
22
May 2022
15:00
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On the first reading of Werther's manuscript,

Léon Carvalho, director of the Paris Opéra-Comique, was frightened by the pistol shot mentioned in the stage directions. He gave up on producing Massenet’s opera, calling the subject of the piece “sad and uninteresting”. It was in Geneva, in Switzerland, that the French premiere would finally take place. Using the resources of the great Genevan Symphony Orchestra, Massenet created an intimate and penetrating atmosphere where romanticism reaches its climax through feelings stemming from the Sturm und Drang – the strong presence of nature unleashing the elements, melancholy and perpetual dissatisfaction of the characters.

Laurent Campellone
Conductor
Vincent Boussard
Director
Jean-François Borras
Werther
Héloïse Mas
Charlotte

Bärenreiter BA 8706 Edition

Werther
Jean-François Borras
Charlotte
Héloïse Mas
Sophie
Marie Lys
Le Bailli
Vincent Le Texier
Albert
Mikhail Timoshenko
Conductor
Laurent Campellone
Director
Vincent Boussard
Set design
Vincent Lemaire
Costumes
Christian Lacroix
Lighting
Nicolas Gilli

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