FEBRUARY 2014 - Werther in Metropolitan Opera



New Production Premiere: February 18, 2014

Composer: Jules Massenet
Libretto: Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, Georges Hartmann


Conductor: Alain Altinoglu

Production: Richard Eyre

Set and Costume Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Video Designer: Wendall Harrington
Choreographer: Sara Erde


Sophie: Lisette Oropesa
Charlotte: Sophie Koch
Werther: Jonas Kaufmann
Albert: David Bizic*
Le Bailli: Jonathan Summers


(February 18, 22 mat, 25, 28, March 3, 7, 11, 15 mat)


Live in HD: March 15, 2014



Director Richard Eyre, whose hit staging of Carmen premiered at the Met in 2009, returns with a new production of Massenet’s Werther, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte’s sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte’s fiancÚ, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte’s father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than 40 years.


Production a gift of The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; and the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa

Major funding from Rolex

Additional funding from The Gilbert S. Kahn & John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation

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