The Metropolitan Opera: Werther

The Metropolitan Opera: Werther (2014)

  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Release Date: 2014-03-15
  • Runtime: 2h 22min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: The Metropolitan Opera
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Gary Halvorson


Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann brings aching intensity and vocal charisma to the tortured title hero of Massenet’s Goethe adaptation. Sophie Koch, in her Met debut, is an appealing and elegant Charlotte, the object of Werther’s passionate affection that will lead to tragedy. Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, David Bižić as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli co-star. Richard Eyre’s atmospheric production is conducted by rising maestro Alain Altinoglu.

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  • Jonas Kaufmann

    as Werther
  • Sophie Koch

    as Charlotte
  • Lisette Oropesa

    as Sophie
  • David Bizic

    as Albert
  • Jonathan Summers

    as Le Bailli
Directing Richard Eyre Stage Director
Sound Jules Massenet Original Music Composer
Writing Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Original Story
Directing Gary Halvorson Director
Production Peter Gelb Executive Producer
Sound Jay David Saks Music Producer
Production Louisa Briccetti Producer
Lighting Peter Mumford Lighting Design
Art Rob Howell Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Rob Howell Costume Designer
Sound Alain Altinoglu Conductor
Writing Edouard Blau Writer
Writing Paul Milliet Writer
Writing Georges Hartmann Writer
Production Victoria Warivonchik Producer
Crew Sara Erde Choreographer