04 Mar 2014
Werther or not
By Zerbinetta [Likely Impossibilities, 4 March 2014]
Massenet's Werther has always been a slow burn opera for me: it’s modest, quiet, it starts slowly. But at some point I notice that it’s got me, and it doesn’t let go. This Met production takes far longer to exert its pull than it should, but it more or less gets there anyway.