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Houston Grand Opera - Werther

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October 30 - November 15, 2020

Massenet's romantic classic

Why See Houston Grand Opera - Werther?

Classical & Opera

FORBIDDEN LOVE

For the first time in over forty years, Jules Massenet's lush telling of Werther comes to Houston in co-production from the San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An irresistible tale of unrequited love based, Werther is based on Goethe's semi-autobiographical novel 'The Sorrows of Young Wether'. And sorrows they truly are as the brooding poet falls for the betrothed Charlotte and is driven to the brink of life itself. 

What is the story of Werther?

With her fiance Albert away on a trip, Charlotte, the eldest daughter of the local Bailiff finds herself being escorted to the ball by Wether, a young man known for his gloomy outlook. But by the end of the ball, Werther is irrevocably in love, daring to hope Charlotte could return his affections.

When Albert returns he and Charlotte marry as planned, as per her promise to her later mother. Werther's world is torn apart by the nuptials and utterly disconsolate. Is there a chink in Charlotte's armor? Does she really love Albert and will she make up her mind before it is too late? This heartbreaking story is sure to leave you with chills as the HGO recounts this tribute to forbidden love.

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Dates

Opening night: 30 October 2020

Audience

Sung in French with projected English translations

Run time

Two hours and 41 minutes with one intermission

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