Alain Altinoglu CouleurRVB Photo Pierre Yves Rambaud2

WERTHER

Christof Loy 8

Werther

Performances
08:00 PM
PREMIERE
Series Opera Premiere
08:00 PM
Out of Subs.
08:00 PM
Series A
08:00 PM
Series B
08:00 PM
Series C
08:00 PM
Series D
Opera

Werther

Jules Massenet

Drame lyrique in four acts

Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra

Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

Teatro alla Scala New Production

Co-production with Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Performance in Live Streaming

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU
Staging and choreographyCHRISTOF LOY
SetsJOHANNES LEIACKER
CostumesROBBY DUIVEMAN
LightsROLAND EDRICH

Cast

Werther Benjamin Bernheim
Albert Jean Sébastien Bou
Le Bailli Armando Noguera
Schmidt Rodolphe Briand
Johann Alfonso Antoniozzi
Charlotte Victoria Karkacheva
Sophie Francesca Pia Vitale
Brullmann Pierluigi D’Aloia*

*Student of the Teatro alla Scala Academy

In brief

In some ways, the translation of Goethe’s novel into music by Jules Massenet in 1887 represents an almost miraculous recreation of settings and atmospheres; it is also a formidable vehicle for showcasing the tenor’s art. Thus, it’s no surprise that the last performance of the opera at La Scala, in 1980, had Georges Prêtre on the podium and Alfredo Kraus on stage. The new La Scala production is an occasion for the house debuts of a conductor and a director among the most prominent on the European scene. Alain Altinoglu, Musical Director of the Monnaie of Brussels, is a regular guest of orchestras such as the Wiener and the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Concertgebouw, while Christof Loy’s intelligence, taste, and theatrical intuition have taken him to the world’s preeminent theatres and festivals, from Paris to London and Salzburg.