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Massenet: Werther / Florez, Meister, Opernhaus Zurich


Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: ACC20427  
Composer:  Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna StéphanyJuan Diego Flórez
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House OrchestraZurich Opera House Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Werther is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann (who used the pseudonym Henri Grémont). It 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. In this recording from the Opernhaus Zurich, Juan Diego Florez, Anna Stephany, Cornelius Meister, and Tatjana Gurbaca, along with the orchestra of the Opernhaus Zurich, bring a new and modern flair to this dramatic work.

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REVIEW:

This is one overall very convincing performance in which the staging oscillates between reality and dream worlds. Florez is
Read more a nearly perfect performer for the role of Werther, Stéphany provides a sublime contrast. The music is played colourfully and with a lot of finesse.

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Works on This Recording

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Werther by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anna Stéphany (Mezzo Soprano), Juan Diego Flórez (Tenor)
Conductor:  Cornelius Meister
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra,  Zurich Opera House Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 

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