Lyric Opera of Chicago May 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Lyric Opera of Chicago May 25th at 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

Matthew Polenzani as Werther

Matthew Polenzani plays the lead in Jules Massenet's Werther at 1:00 p.m. 

When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. Goethe’s novel on which it’s based made him the toast of Europe. And Jules Massenet’s emotionally vivid music—sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile—brilliantly illuminates the complex psychology of its troubled protagonists.

Massenet:  Werther (in French)


Werther          Matthew Polenzani
Charlotte        Sophie Koch
Sophie           Kiri Deonarine
Albert              Craig Verm
Bailiff              Philip Kraus