Two Lime Trees




Jules Massenet’s opera Werther is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Goethe, and it does maintain all the tension of the original, leading up to the dramatic suicide of the hero, Werther, whose last words, more or less, are his wish to be buried under two lime trees. If you have the space in your opera garden for a couple of lime trees, then read on. If you don’t, then read on anyway – it is a good story…

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