Jules Massenet’s Werther is a tender love story of a poet who would rather die than be without the woman he loves. With hauntingly beautiful melodies throughout, one act alone contains two of the greatest arias in the repertoire: Charlotte’s aria ‘Va! Laisse couler mes larmes’ and Werther’s ‘Pourquoi me rèveiller’. In their sentimental power and melodic richness these arias encapsulate the qualities that account for the universal popularity of this great work.
The opera is loosely based on the German epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which was based both on fact and on Goethe’s own early life. The production is the first time this or any of Massenet’s operas have been presented by Opera Idaho.
The Opera will be performed on Friday, May 5th at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 7th at 2:30pm. Doors open one hour prior to showtime; 6:30pm on Friday and 1:30pm on Sunday. Saturday is a rest day so the performers can preserve their voices.
Tickets range in price between $24.00 to $72.00 before discounts and/or taxes/ticketing fees. These tickets are available online or in person at The Egyptian Theatre box office. Season passes are available for opera seasons at the beginning of each season. Subscribers get priority seating each year, and subscribers who continue to renew their subscriptions can keep their seats from season to season! More information available on OperaIdaho.org.