Werther

Jules Massenet

Croatian National Theatre Ivan Pl. Zajc Rijeka
European Capital of Culture 2020

The opera house of the European Capital of Culture is bringing a real gem to Savonlinna this summer. Jules Massenet’s Werther is a delicate, lyrical opera that simmers with late 19th century sensuality.

The team behind the production is sure to impress. Director Fabrizio Melano devoured opera librettos since he was 10 years of age, abandoned his university career for opera, worked for New York’s Metropolitan Opera for 30 seasons and has directed singers from Callas to Scotto and Pavarotti. (Not to mention that he founded the Japanese restaurant Cho Cho San in Manhattan, which was famed for its Puccini sushi.) He delivers a slick and minimalist interpretation of Werther.

The director Melano has discovered Slovenian Aljaž Farasin for the role of Werther. The role of Charlotte will be sung by Ivana Srbljan.

Team

  • Director and set designer

    Fabrizio Melano

  • Conductor

    Kalle Kuusava

  • Costume designer

    Manuela Paladin Šabanović

  • Lighting designer

    Dalibor Fugošić

  • Set design assistant

    Carry Lee Hent

  • Children's choir coach

    Leena Astikainen

  • Tickets from 65€
  • Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
    Savonlinna Opera Festival Children’s Choir

  • Language

    French

  • Subtitles

    Finnish and English

  • Duration

    3 hrs, incl. one interval

Cast

Ivana Srbljan
Charlotte
Vanja Zelčić
Sophie
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Aljaž Farasin
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Kevin Greenlaw
Albert
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Dario Bercich
Le Bailli
Marko Fortunato
Schmidt
Luka Ortar
Johann
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