Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, Georges Hartmann after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The most famous suicide in world literature as a grand French opera: Werther loves Charlotte, she marries Albert. The passionate, torn Werther despairs and – shoots himself. Goethe’s novel Die Leiden des jungen Werther
(The Sorrows of Young Werther) once set off a wave of suicides among young lovers. Jules Massenet’s opera has less of a suicidal effect on its audience – the work established itself as one of the most beautiful at the Grande Opéra. Great duet scenes between the lovesick tenor and his adored Charlotte: pure loveliness, sensuous musical intoxication. Opera that stirs the heart. Emotions that move the soul!
In French with German surtitles