Based on Goethe’s famous novel, Massenet’s opera centers on the common theme of unrequited love. The young poet Werther confesses his love to Charlotte, but she is already engaged to another as a promise to her dying mother. Charlotte’s sister Sophie attempts to mollify the young man, but he is disconsolate. When Charlotte finally decides to love him back, it is too late. Combining lush melodies with the tragedy of young love, the opera promises an evening where no eye remains dry." - Baltimore Concert Opera
Jules Massenet's tragic opera about unrequited love comes to life in this intimate concert setting. Loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther, the young poet Werther professes his love for Charlotte, but she is betrothed to another. When Charlotte finally declares her love, it is too late for the doomed couple." - Opera Delawar
Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’ play La Dame aux Camélias, La Traviata shows us the tragic struggle of a Parisian courtesan, Violetta, who is torn between her desire for true love and retaining her fashionable way of life. Despite Giuseppe Verdi proclaiming the premiere a fiasco, the opera has become one of the most produced works in the opera canon.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 PM & Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 3 PM
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts | 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD
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