Werther

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Opera: Work details

Composer: Jules Massenet
Music title: Werther (1892)
Librettist: Édouard Blau
Librettist: Paul Milliet
Librettist: Georges Hartmann
Work definition: Drame lyrique in four acts
After: After the novel 'Die Leiden des jungen Werthers' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Language: French
Notes: In 1902, Massenet arranged the title role for baritone voice.
World premiere: 16 February 1892, Hofoper, Vienna
ROH premiere: 11 June 1894, Sir Augustus Harris Opera Company
ROH company premiere: 21 May 1979, The Royal Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
Productions
Werther (1979) The Royal Opera (4 performances online)
Werther (2004) The Royal Opera (12 performances online)

Performances not linked to a production
21 July 2007 Evening 7.30pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
19 July 2009 Matinee 3.00pm Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London