Autumn Festival Scenic opera in 4 acts New production by Robert Carsen, conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock, as Werther: Jonathan Tetelman
He is the tenor of the hour: While we were working on this annual program, our "Werther," the American tenor Jonathan Tetelman, achieved something like the scene's top prize: Tetelman released his first solo CD - and immediately with Deutsche Grammophon under an exclusive contract. Here, the singer performs the title role in Massenet's opera. A theatrical material of the finest quality, as if made for the Canadian director Robert Carsen, who does a lot of work in France and whose scenic language is understood all over the world. His "Ring des Nibelungen," staged in Cologne, was shown not only in Shanghai but also at the EXPO. This "Werther" is also likely to be a theatrical feast: with highly melodious arias that one immediately wants to whistle; a musical theme of fate that gradually unfolds its down-stretching power; plus a narrative sophistication that reliably exerts its effect.
In French with German and English surtitles.
Program Jules Massenet Werther Opera in four acts New production
Music by Jules Massenet Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann after Goethe's "The Sorrows of Young Werther
Artists Thomas Hengelbrock DIRECTOR Robert Carsen INSTRUCTION, LIGHTING Radu Boruzescu STAGE Luis F. Carvalho COSTUME Peter Van Praet LIGHTING Jonathan Tetelman WERTHER Kate Lindsey CHARLOTTE Brandon Cedel ALBERT Elsa Benoit SOPHIE Balthasar Neumann Choir Balthasar Neumann Orchestra
Cooperation and Partnership Sponsor: Anneliese Grenke