"Werther" will open on the 19th of March
"Werther" will open on the 19th of March.
GOETHE's classic "Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther)", an eighteenth-century novel depicting the anguish of love and heartbreak, has been read all over the world. Composed over a century after the novel, Jules MASSENET's opera Werther adds French romantic passion to GOETHE's text, bringing it even closer to the heart. The work has many memorable moments, from the dramatic overture to Charlotte's "Air des lettres" and Werther's soulful aria "Porquoi me réveiller?" The staging by Nicolas JOEL, first seen in 2016, faithfully recreates the atmosphere of the original story and places the focus on Werther's sentiments. In this revival production, Werther is played by leading lyric tenor Saimir PIRGU, who returns to NNTT after his highly acclaimed Nemorino last season.
Making a highly anticipated role debut as Charlotte is internationally renowned Japanese mezzo-soprano FUJIMURA Mihoko. A singer well known for her intellectual and sensitive approach, we look forward to her portrayal of Charlotte's emotional conflict. Sweet-natured little sister Sophie is sung by popular Japanese soprano KOUDA Hiroko. Bringing out Massenet's lush yet delicate orchestration is Paul DANIEL, Music Director of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, in his first appearance at the NNTT.
|Date||19 Mar. 18:30, 21 Mar. 14:00, 24 Mar. 14:00, 26 Mar. 14:00|
|Tickets||S Seats 23,760yen / A Seats 19,440yen / B Seats 12,960yen / C Seats 7,560yen / D Seats 4,320 yen
Z Seats (Day Tickets) 1,620yen