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Werther

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07:30 PM
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Sung in French with projected English translations

Age

Appropriate for all ages

Running Time

2 hours and 41 minutes
1 intermission

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Massenet
Werther
The Torment of Love 

 

Romantic Classic

 

A touchstone of unrequited romantic love, the poet Werther’s tortured longings for the married Charlotte leads to his tragic fate. After more than 40 years, this French opera returns with an all-star cast of HGO Studio alumni—Arturo Chacón-Cruz in the title role, Ana María Martínez as the target of this obsession, and Joshua Hopkins as her husband. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducts Massenet’s lush score, which beautifully expresses the heartache of love.

 

 

CAST    
Werther    Arturo Chacón-Cruz
     
Charlotte   Ana María Martínez
     
Albert   Joshua Hopkins
     
CREATIVE TEAM    
Conductor   Patrick Summers
Margaret Alkek Williams Chair
     
Director   Francisco Negrin
     
Set & Costume Designer   Louis Desiré
     
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler

 

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Children's Chorus

 

This production is a co-production of San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago