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Werther (2 CD) - Alagna, Gheorghiu

Item# 5099973595427


Werther (2 CD) - Alagna, Gheorghiu
Composer: Jules Massenet
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Artists:
Roberto Alagna
Angela Gheorghiu
Thomas Hampson
Patricia Petibon
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Label: EMI Classics

Werther, considered one of Massenet's finest works, with a lush score of tragically beautiful music, tells a tale of forbidden love that can only end tragically. Roberto Alagna portrays Werther, a poet who cannot bear the pain of unrequited love. Angela Gheorghiu stars as the woman he falls in love with but is arranged to marry an

Jules Massenet's Werther

Massenet’s adaptation of Goethe’s landmark novel The Sorrows of Young Werther had its premiere in Vienna in 1892 in a German translation and was seen at Paris’s Opéra Comique the following year. The Met gave the first American performance on tour in Chicago in March 1894. Together with Manon and Thaïs, Werther remains the only of Massenet’s almost 40 operas to hold a permanent place in the repertoire. A new production, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch, opens in the Met’s 2013–14 season.

 

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