Not all pages are available in English. In this case, content is displayed in German.
X

Werther

Opera by Jules Massenet

Musical Theatre
Marguerre-Saal
Libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann based on Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s novel »The Sorrows of Young Werther« / in French with German supertitles
[recommended for ages 16 and up]

Werther loves Charlotte. But on her mother's deathbed Charlotte promised her to marry her fiancé Albert. Living in her father’s house with her seven younger siblings, she has been taking care of them dutifully since her mother’s death. It’s a snowy Christmas Day in Wetzlar when Werther borrows a pistol from Albert to take the only way out he can see.

Jules Massenet puts Goethe's epistolary novel on the big opera stage. His colourful and emotionally profound compositions do not just set to music one of the most tragic love stories in literary history but also the feeling of a generation striving for freedom as well as their clash with the existing world order.

Musical Direction
Mino Marani

On

31.1.2025

Musikalische Leitung
Direction
Jan Eßinger
Stage Design
Benita Roth
Costume Design
Marie-Luise Otto
Dramaturgy
Education
Werther
Der Amtsmann
Johann
Brühlmann
Charlotte
N. N.
Kätchen
Die sechs Kinder
N. N.
Kinder- und Jugendchor des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg Statisterie des Theaters und Orchesters Heidelberg Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
Director of Studies
Hanna Klose
Musical Rehearsals
Hanna Klose, Kens Lui, Junyoung Kim, Nanami Yamane
Assistant Director
Lennart Kammler
Stage Management
N. N.
Assistant Stage Design
Judith Grätzer
Assistant Costumes
N. N.