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Werther, Royal Opera, June 2023

This is the fourth revival of the Royal Opera’s 2004 production by Benoit Jacquot, once again conducted by Antonio Pappano who produced excellent playing from the orchestra in a hugely lyrical rendering of the score. But is it not time for a change of Massenet operas — a full staging of Thaïs for example? Se …

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Werther, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, May 2011

There they are in a lonely room within the stage, while snow falls outside, and the red shawl Charlotte wrapped around her white dress before rushing to Werther’s side matches the red blood on his white shirt. It’s a sad and lovely scene, and the audience roared their approval of Rolando Villazon in the title role, …

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