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Werther

Opera in four acts by Jules Massenet

About the production

  • Run time: 2hrs 30min, 1 intermission
  • Sung in: FRENCH
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Opera house: Vienna State Opera


Piotr Beczala sings the romantic title hero of Massenet’s operatic adaptation of Goethe’s classic epistolary novel. Gaëlle Arquez is Charlotte, the object of Werther’s passionate affection that will lead to tragedy. Daniela Fally as Sophie, Charlotte’s younger sister, and Clemens Unterreiner as Albert, Charlotte’s stern yet generous husband, co-star. Andrei Serban`s atmospheric production is conducted by maestro Bertrand de Billy.


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Vienna State Opera

Address:

Michaelerplatz 1, A-1010 Wien

How to get there:

Underground: U1, U4 to Karlsplatz

Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 to Opernring

After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance

Jules Massenet (1842–1912) was the leading French composer of his time, noted for his operas, oratorios, ballets and songs. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at age 11, and in 1863 won France's top musical prize, the Prix de Rome. Massenet’s style lost popularity in the early 20th century, with only Manon and Werther maintaining a place in the international opera repertoire.

The libretto, provided by the team Édouard Blau (1836–1906), Paul Milliet (1855–1924), and Georges Hartmann (1843–1900), is loosely based on Goethe’s novel The sorrows of young Werther (1774).

We regret that there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations, except for the cancellation of a performance by the Vienna State Opera, in which case the face value of your tickets will be refunded.