GREEK NATIONAL OPERA / ATHENS
WertherThe sensational Werther by Jules Massenet -one of the most popular operas in the French repertoire- is returning to the Greek National Opera, conducted by Jacques Lacombe and directed by Spyros Evangelatos.
This production of Werther, first presented in 2014 at the Olympia Theatre, was the last opera to be directed by Spyros Evangelatos, a legendary figure in Greece’s theatre and opera scenes, and boasts sets and costumes by Giorgos Patsas.
This opera, written around a century after the epistolary novel by Goethe upon which it is based, tells the story of a doomed love affair between the young Werther and Charlotte. Once Werther realizes there is no hope for their love, he takes his own life. Charlotte, who has realized the urgency of the situation, rushes to be by his side, reaching him a little before he breathes his last.
This production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to enhance the GNO’s artistic outreach.