Werther

By sct5300
Written March 16, 2014
Massenet's "Werther" is exquisitely sung and acted by Jonas Kaufman and Sophie Koch. Sound was lost during the final 10 minutes that includes one of the most heart-wrenching death scenes. I don't know if this occurred around the world on the Live in HD from the Met transmission or if it was isolated to the a Icon Showplace. What a shame! The audience felt cheated by not hearing the final minutes of this unbelievably beautiful, heartbreaking opera.
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Massenet: Werther Metropolitan Opera in HD

By jimpjr6264
Written March 17, 2014
This was a beautiful performance. The new production from the Metropolitan Opera lived up to all that was promised. Janos Kaufmann's portrayal of a poet suffering for his art and love for Charlotte certainly was for the ages ,he knows the role and he sang magnificently getting the audience in the movie theater to applaud several times for his solo arias and duets with Sophie Koch. Sophie Koch was excellent as the conflicted Charlotte torn between her love for Werther and her loyalty to her Husband Albert. The conducting was top grade exoressing all the emotion of the opera and creating one melodic line from the first note to the dramatic climax at the end of the opera. An unfortunate computer crash lost some of the sound during the final duet of the lovers but all the drama seen and heard by all. This was a performance that shows why Massenet was so popular in his time.
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Werther MetHD Review

By lepolichetti
Written March 17, 2014
A great event with incredibly good performances all around was all but destroyed when the audio portion of the feed went SILENT for the last 8 minutes of the performance during the dramatic conclusion.
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Werther

By BettySekhri
Written March 17, 2014
tt was a beautiful performance, by everyone, but especially Jonas Kaufmann as Werther.The character of Charlotte was also well defined. It is a very sad opera, but it was made sadder by the fact that the last scene was ruined because the sound went off because of some technical fault.
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Werther

By billd430
Written March 17, 2014
The opera was great until the last 10 minutes when the sound went out until the end of the opera. This is the second time we have been to Coconut Point and experienced mechanical problems. When we went to Rusalka one of the auditoriums received the satellite signal but unfortunately we were in the auditorium that did not receive the signal and never got to see any of the opera.
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