Opera For Everyone
Opera For Everyone
May 15, 2020
Ep. 74 Werther By Massenet
Play • 1 hr 59 min
Young Werther is the embodiment of Romanticism.  He swoons for nature, sighs for love, and marvels at the innocence of childhood.  These impulses, however, can turn dark when his desires are thwarted.  A sensation when it was published, Goethe’s story of a young poet in love, captured the imagination of a generation.  Massenet’s riveting opera takes us into the world of a sensitive poet and the object of his desire.
Hosted by Pat and guest co-host Kathleen Van de Wille
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