Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Werther

Listen to our quick overview of this week's opera broadcast of Jules Massenet's Werther, airing Saturday at noon.

This week, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn, and opera expert, Eric Skelley, discuss Massenet’s Werther, based on the novel by Goethe. When the sensitive poet Werther and the lovely Charlotte meet, they fall madly in love. But Werther’s rapture soon dissolves into desolation when Charlotte follows the wishes of her dying mother and marries another man. 

You can hear the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Werther Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.