Wetzlar, Germany. Werther is in love with Charlotte, but it’s an impossible love as she is engaged to someone else. Following the wedding, Charlotte puts some distance between them and out of desperation for an impossible love, Werther commits suicide and dies in the arms of the woman he loves.

Based on the novel by Goethe, Jules Massenet loyally presents the romantic character which personifies the melancholy caused by impossible love. The set by Willy Decker has been a hit in various theatres and offers a context of romantic expressionism with contrasts of colour and impossible shapes which accompany the different moods of the play.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.