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Choc de Classica for “Werther”

Author: Accentus Music

The DVD and BD of the Opernhaus Zürich production with Juan Diego Flórez in the title role receive “Choc” award by French music magazine "Classica".

  • ACC20435 Front Cover | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    ACC20435 Front Cover © Accentus Music

  • Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Stephany | Copyright: © Herwig Prammer_Opernhaus Zürich

    Juan Diego Flórez, Anna Stephany © Herwig Prammer_Opernhaus Zürich

  • Juan Diego Flórez | Copyright: © Herwig Prammer_Opernhaus Zürich

    Juan Diego Flórez © Herwig Prammer_Opernhaus Zürich

“A whirlwind Werther” with “an overwhelming interpretation by Juan Diego Flórez,” writes Classica, one of the leading French music magazines. “The staging transcends the protagonists, in stark contrast to the beautiful box of light wood created by Klaus Grünberg, whose doors and hatches open to reveal a starry sky. Magic.”

Forbidden love, wrongdoings and anguish: the Opernhaus Zürich ventures into late 19th-century French romanticism with “Werther“ by Jules Massenet and based on Goethe’s drama. It is echoed in the score by emotionally wide-ranging vocal parts written on a grand scale. Juan Diego Flórez is undisputedly one of the best belcanto tenors of our times and embodies a tortured and nuanced Werther. “It’s not a profane appearance of any singer – it is an epiphany!” gushes the NZZ in a rave review. At Flórez’s side, Anna Stéphany sang her role début as Charlotte. The one-room staging by Tatjana Gürbaca cleverly makes the social stranglehold of oppression tangible. Should one come into the fold or escape?

ACC20427 (DVD) / ACC10427 (BD)

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