A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute (UNCSA): Werther

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( Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 - Tue., Feb. 5, 2019 )

Performed by Antony Walker, director

Stevens Center, 405 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2804


Steven LaCosse, Fletcher’s managing director, is staging the production, which will be sung in French with English supertitles. Werther, with a libretto by Édouard Blau and Paul Milliet, was first performed in Vienna in 1892. It is based loosely on The Sorrows of Young Werther, a famed novel by German literary giant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The opera Werther, whose music LaCosse described as “very Puccini-like,” revolves around Werther, an iconoclastic, romantic poet who falls obsessively in love with Charlotte. However, Charlotte has promised her mother she would marry Albert, a respected member of the bourgeois class. Unable to free themselves of an impossible love, Werther and Charlotte spiral slowly downward toward their destruction.


Tickets are $25, $20 for students with a valid ID.


$25 - $20

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  • Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM