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Werther's Dream World

Willy Decker's production of Massenet's opera
finally reaches Rome,
by GIUSEPPE PENNISI

 

Willy Decker's production of Massenet's Werther has finally reached Rome. I was at the Teatro dell'Opera on the 18 January 2015 opening night. Decker's work is quite important for two reasons: firstly, at its debut in Frankfurt more than a decade ago, it made Decker an internationally known operatic stage director; secondly, it gives a new and different slant to Massenet's drame lyrique, generally considered as a product of late romantic literatur oper. Werther is a well known opera and requires no presentation; I dealt with it here when it was staged in Parma a few years ago ('A Masterly Performance', 27 April 2010)...

Copyright © 21 January 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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JULES MASSENET

WERTHER

FRANCE

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

GERMANY

FRANCESCO MELI

ROME

ITALY

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