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Vashon Opera presents: Werther

Wesley Rogers portraying the title role
Wesley Rogers portraying the title role

Vashon Opera will present an astounding cast of professional opera stars, chamber orchestra and children’s chorus for Massenet’s Werther. Wesley Rogers portraying the title role has an incredibly beautiful yet powerful tenor voice and is making his mark on the international operatic and concert stages.

When it comes to romances that tear at the heartstrings, this one ranks among the best. Based on Goethe’s iconic novel The Sorrows of Young Werther, the beautifully affecting score tells the story of Werther, a sensitive young artist in love Charlotte. Charlotte, however, is duty-bound to fulfill her dying mother’s wish that she marry Albert. In growing desperation, Werther chooses to end this impossible love with his death. Jules Massenet’s emotionally vivid music - sometimes grandiose, sometimes achingly fragile - brilliantly illuminates the complex psychology of its troubled protagonists.

Starring Wesley Rogers as Werther, Melina Pyron as Charlotte, Barry Johnson as Le Bailli, Courtney Ruckman as Sophie, and Ryan Bede as Albert. Directed and conducted by Jim Brown.

May 16, 2014, 8:00 pm
May 18, 2014, 2:30 pm
Sung in French with English supertitles
$32 Season & Individual Ticket Price
Reduced Rate Student/Family Dress Rehearsal May 14, 2014 7:00 pm $15
Tickets on sale online www.vashonopera.org
Starting April 1st available at Vashon Bookshop

Performance Location:
Bethel Church
14736 Bethel Lane SW, Vashon