Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min.
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.
The production of Werther was made possible by a generous gift from
Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard
Major funding from Rolex
Additional funding was received from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.;
the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; and
The Gilbert S. Kahn & John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation
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