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MASSENET, J.: Werther (Vienna State Opera, 2005) (NTSC)




MASSENET, J.: Werther (Vienna State Opera, 2005) (NTSC)

Jules Massenet

Marcelo Alvarez
Elina Garan?a

Chor und Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper,

Stage Director: Andrei Serban

Picture Format: 16:9, 1 DVD
Sound Format:
LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Running Time:
132 mins (opera), 12 mins (bonus)
Special features:
Prior to opening night: M. Alvarez & E. Galan?a at the Vienna Opera Ball
Region Code: NTSC All
Subtitle Languages:
GB, F, D, I, E
Recording Date:
Wiener Staatsoper, Feb 2005
Territory: Worldwide


  • Just a few months after its premiere in February 2005, TDK presents the Vienna State Opera’s outstandingly cast new production of Werther on DVD, staged by internationally sought-after Rumanian director, Andrei Serban
  • The Argentinian tenor Marcelo Alvarez, took the title role, with his Charlotte on this occasion the young Latvian mezzo-soprano and rising star Elina Garana.
  • Serban sets the production in the stiff, claustrophobic atmosphere of a small town in the 1950s, with a simple set ¡V a huge, single tree dominates the entire stage.
  • This DVD also includes a 12-minute bonus programme, called Prior to opening night - Marcelo Alvarez and Elina Garan?a at the Vienna Opera Ball, including footage of the two singing duets at the ball, as well as interviews with the cast and director about the production.

Massenet, Jules

Blau, Edouard; Hartmann, Georges; Milliet, Paul

Jordan, Philippe

Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Vienna State Opera Chorus

Alvarez, Marcelo; Eröd, Adrian; Garanča, Elīna; Gusenleitner, Maria; Jelosits, Paul; Pelz, Markus; Sramek, Alfred; Tonca, Ileana; Unterreiner, Clemens


Genre: Opera

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: DVWW-OPWER

Barcode: 824121001339

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Release Date: 10/2005

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