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Werther

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Gran Teatre del LiceuBarcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain
2017 January 15 17:00, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29 18:00, 31, February 01, 03, 04 18:00 (at 20:00 unless shown)
Performers
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Alain AltinogluConductor
Willy DeckerDirector, Set Designer
Wolfgang GussmannCostume Designer
Piotr BeczałaTenorWerther2017 Jan 15, 18, 23, 25, 28, 31, Feb 03
José BrosTenorWerther2017 Jan 17, 19, 24, 27, 29, Feb 01, 04
Anna Caterina AntonacciSopranoCharlotte2017 Jan 15, 18, 23, 25, 28, 31, Feb 03
Nora GubischSopranoCharlotte2017 Jan 17, 19, 24, 27, 29, Feb 01, 04
Joan Martín-RoyoBassAlbert2017 Jan 15, 18, 23, 25, 28, 31, Feb 03
Carlos DazaBaritoneAlbert2017 Jan 17, 19, 24, 27, 29, Feb 01, 04
Elena Sancho PeregSopranoSophie2017 Jan 15, 18, 23, 25, 28, 31, Feb 03
Sonia de MunckSopranoSophie2017 Jan 17, 19, 24, 27, 29, Feb 01, 04
Stefano PalatchiBassLe Bailli
Antoni ComasTenorSchmidt
Marc CanturriBaritoneJohann
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Wetzlar, Germany. Werther is in love with Charlotte but when she becomes engaged to another man he has to give her up. After her marriage, Charlotte sends him away. Driven to despair by his impossible love, Werther commits suicide and expires in his beloved Charlotte's arms.

In this opera based on Goethe's novel, Massenet paints a faithful portrait of a personage who embodies the Romantic concept of melancholy caused by disappointed love.

Willy Decker's Romantic-Expressionist production has already won acclaim in various opera houses. The contrasting colours and impossible shapes match the different states of mind evoked by the plot.

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