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Werther (2 CD) - Domingo

Item# 1000001176

Werther (2 CD) - Domingo

Composer: Jules Massenet
Release Date: November 14, 2006
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Plácido Domingo
Elena Obraztsova
Kurt Moll
Orchestra: Cologne Radio Orchestra
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Generally regarded as Massenet’s masterpiece, Werther turned Goethe's tale of the tragic love into one of the most moving of all French operas.

“Domingo sings with sweetness and purity as well as strength.” – Penguin Guide

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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