Werther (2000)

Music by Jules Massenet (1842–1912)
Libretto by Blau, Milliet, and Hartmann
after the novel by Johann von Goethe

Sung in French

Conducted by Michael Morgan
Directed by Olivia Stapp
Set Design by Giulio Cesare Perrone
Evening: Aug. 12, 14, 16, 18; 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: Aug. 20; 2:00 p.m.

All performances at
the Lesher Center for the Arts,
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Cast (in order of appearance):

Bailiff: Philip Skinner
Johann: Michael Rochios
Schmidt: William Gorton
Sophie: Jessiva Tivens
Werther: David Miller
Charlotte: Buffy Baggott*
Brühlmann: Michael Krasick*
Kätchen: Barbara Tusé*
Albert: Armando Gama

* Festival Opera debut

Charlotte (Buffy Baggott) reminds Werther
(David Miller) that she is a married woman
and their love cannot be.
Festival Opera Photo
Werther, a poet, is smitten at
his first sight of Charlotte.
Festival Opera Photo
Charlotte arrives too late to save
Werther, who dies in her arms.
Festival Opera Photo
Charlotte re-reads Werther's letters and
admits to herself that she loves him.
Festival Opera Photo