Behind the Scenes with Werther

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Ahead of its performance here on Sat 22 April, enjoy this look behind the scenes of Werther with director Sophie Motley and mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan.

Full of heartbreak and romance, Massenet transforms the love triangle of Goethe’s hugely influential novel into a hauntingly gentle and lyrical opera that sensitively traces the unfolding of a hopeless passion.

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Werther in Focus – Free Online Event

If you’re coming to Werther you might be interested in this free online event on Thur 20 April. Presented by the INO, Werther in Focus offers an introduction to Massenet’s beautiful opera from Dr Michael Lee, Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Academic Studies at TU Dublin Conservatoire. More details available here.

Niamh O’Sullivan (Charlotte) and Paride Cataldo (Werther) perform an extract from “Il faut nous séparer”, the famous love duet from Act 1. Also featuring répétiteur Richard Peirson on the piano.

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