Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Massenet's tragic romance
Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role of the tortured poet in the Met’s acclaimed new production of Massenet’s Werther. Richard Eyre returns to direct the first new Met production of Werther in more than forty years. French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch makes her Met debut as Charlotte, the object of Werther’s unrequited love, in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Sophie, Serbian bass David Biži? in his Met debut as Albert, and Jonathan Summers as Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts.