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Werther Tickets

  • About Werther

    The setting is a small German town where the widowed bailiff is teaching his children Christmas carols in July. His eldest daughter Charlotte is engaged to Albert, who is away. But the romantic, melancholic poet Werther falls in love with Charlotte when he escorts her out for the evening. Despite the adoration of the young poet, Charlotte marries Albert and Werther falls into despair. Charlotte is racked with guilt and uncertain of her own feelings until Werther threatens to kill himself and the opera reaches a shattering conclusion.

    Tenor Vittorio Grigolo is Werther, and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard portrays the unattainable Charlotte.

    Werther is staged by acclaimed British director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris) and designed by Rob Howell, who collaborated on the Met’s recent hit production of Carmen. Edward Gardner conducts.

    Sung in French with Met Titles in English, German and Spanish.

    Performances will vary from February 16 to March 9, 2017.

    Run time
    Two hours and 54 minutes with one intermission

    Good for kids?
    This tragedy of blighted romance is not appropriate for young children.

    Did you know?
    Massenet completed Werther in 1887 and submitted it for production at the Paris Opera-Comique but it was considered too serious.

    The opera premiered at the Vienna Opera in 1892 after the company had a great success with the composer’s Manon.
  • The Metropolitan Opera House Location Information:

    Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York, NY 10023

    Nearest Subway
    1 to 66 Street/Lincoln Center
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