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Sonorous Saturday

5 February 2011

Author : maxadmin

Gosh don’t the weeks fly by…For the past week and a half I’ve been meaning to mention my enchanting encounter with the late 19th century French composer Jules Massenet’s beautiful and splendidly romantic Werther at the Vienna Opera House. The opera is based on Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther – a well-known Sturm und Drang novel from 1774 which tells the story of a young middle-class man, and his impossible love for the uncorrupted country dweller Charlotte.

Werther’s aria ‘Pourquoi me réveiller’, sung by the brilliant tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who’s beguiling voice never fails to expose us to the beautiful mystery of music…

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