When: Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 7, 2:30 p.m. 2017
Jules Massenet’s Werther is a tender love story about a poet who would rather die than be without the woman he loves. With hauntingly beautiful melodies throughout, one act alone contains two of the greatest arias in the operatic repertoire: Charlotte’s "Va! Laisse couler mes larmes" and Werther’s "Pourquoi me rèveiller." In their sentimental power and melodic richness, these arias encapsulate the qualities that account for the universal popularity of this great work.