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Production Team

Production: Sir Richard Eyre
Set and Costume Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Video Designer: Wendall Harrington
Choreographer: Sara Erde


Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2013-14 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.

Werther—New Production Gala

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 50 min.

Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.

The production of Werther was made possible by a generous gift from
Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard

Major funding from Rolex

Additional funding was received from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.;
the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; and
The Gilbert S. Kahn & John J. Noffo Kahn Foundation

View information about the gala celebration


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.