Werther

Music By Jules Massenet


May 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
May 18, 2014, 2:30 pm


$32 Season & Individual Ticket Price

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Bethel Church
14736 Bethel Lane SW, Vashon

Sung in French with English supertitles
Approximate Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including one intermission)

When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. Based on Goethe’s iconic novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the beautifully affecting score tells the story of Werther, a sensitive young artist in love Charlotte. Charlotte, however, is duty-bound to fulfill her dying mother’s wish that she marry Albert. In growing desperation, Werther chooses to end this impossible love with his death. Jules Massenet’s emotionally vivid music—sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile—brilliantly illuminates the complex psychology of its troubled protagonists.