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Werther

Saturday Matinee presents the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Massenet's Werther.

Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role with Lisette Oropesa (Sophie), Sophie Koch (Charlotte), David Biži? (Albert) and Jonathan Summers (Le Bailli).

Werther is "another success for Mr. Kaufmann, currently the most in-demand, versatile and exciting tenor in opera... Mr. Kaufmann is ideal in the role. He sings with dark colorings, melting warmth, virile intensity and powerful top notes." - New York Times

Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Broadcast Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m.