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Massenet
Werther

Franco Corelli gives an intense and passionate performance in the title role of Massenet's Goethe adaptation, opposite Rosalind Elias as Charlotte, the young woman Werther falls so overwhelmingly in love with that he cannot conceive of life without her. In one of opera's most heart-rending scenes, Werther shoots himself and dies in Charlotte's arms as children happily celebrate the arrival of Christmas. Dominic Cossa as Albert, Charlotte's fiancé, and Colette Boky as Sophie, her sister, round out the cast.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Mar 4, 1972
Composer
Jules Massenet
Librettist
Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann
Run Time
2 HRS 02 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Jan Behr
Sophie
Colette Boky
Charlotte
Rosalind Elias
Werther
Franco Corelli
Albert
Dominic Cossa
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