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Overview

Werther

Experience Jules Massanet's operatic adaptation of Goethe's morbid tale as it was meant to be seen in this release of a performance that utilizes a working score held by Italian baritone Mattia Battistini to recreate Massanet's vision as accurately as possible. Featuring longtime Werther baritone champion Thomas Hampson and Susan Graham in leading roles, this 2004 performance conducted by Michel Plasson takes its cue from a 1999 rendition of the opera originally performed at the New York Metropolitan while bringing it to an appreciate audience on the Châtelet stage.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/18/2006
UPC: 0094635925791
Rating: NR
Source: Virgin Classics
Region Code: 0
Time: 2:17:00

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Massenet: Werther, Acts I & II
1. Intro - Credits [2:17]
2. Act 1: Prélude [4:49]
3. Act 1: Noël Noël [1:47]
4. Act 1: Bravo Pour les Enfants! [5:43]
5. Act 1: Je Ne Sais Si Je Veille [9:35]
6. Act 1: O Spectacle Idéal d'Amour et d'Innocence [5:27]
7. Act 1: Elle M'aime!... Quelle Prière [2:15]
8. Act 1: Clair de Lune [2:38]
9. Act 1: Il Faut Nous Séparer [2:15]
10. Act 1: Mon Âme A Reconnu Votre Âme [:59]
11. Act 1: Vous Avez Dit Vrai! [2:46]
12. Act 1: Rêve! Extase! [4:13]
13. Act 2: Prélude [1:18]
14. Act 2: Allez! Chantez l'Office [1:45]
15. Act 2: Trois Mois! Voici Trois Mois... [2:30]
16. Act 2: Un Autre Est Son Époux! [3:39]
17. Act 2: Mais Celle Qui Devint Ma Femme [2:53]
18. Act 2: Frère! Voyez!... Du Gai Soleil [1:43]
19. Act 2: Heureux! Pourrai-Je L'Etre Encore? [3:50]
20. Act 2: Ah! Qu'il Es Loin Ce Jour... [7:43]
21. Act 2: Lorsque l'Enfant Revient d'un Voyage [4:26]
Disc #2 -- Massenet: Werther, Acts III & IV
2. Act 3: Werther, Qui, M'aurait Dit... [1:10]
3. Act 3: Ces Lettres! Ces Lettres! [5:29]
4. Act 3: Bonjour, Grande Soeur!... [1:31]
5. Act 3: Ah! Le Rire Est Béni [2:42]
6. Act 3: Les Larmes Qu'on Ne Pleure Pas [3:41]
7. Act 3: Ah! Mon Courage M'abandonne! [2:46]
8. Act 3: Oui, C'est Moi! [5:10]
9. Act 3: Toute Mon Ame Est La!... [2:47]
10. Act 3: Ciel! Ai-Je Compris? [2:16]
11. Act 3: Ah! Ah! Moi, Dans Ces Bras! [1:32]
12. Act 3: Soit! Adieu Donc! [1:27]
13. Act 3: Werther Est de Retour [2:39]
14. Act 4: Symphonie "La Nuit de Noël" [5:56]
15. Act 4: Werther! Werther! Rein! [6:27]
16. Act 4: Oui... Du Jour Même Où Tu Parus [6:39]
17. Act 4: Ecoute Bien! La-bas,... [2:43]
18. Act 4: Jésus Vient de Naitre [4:42]

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