Giovanni Simone Mayr (or possibly Vincenzo Pucitta) – Verter

Opera in one act. Libretto probably reduced by Giulio Domenico Camagna from the five-act play by Antonio Simone Sografi (1794) based (very loosely indeed) on the novel Die Leiden de jungen Werthers by Wolfgang von Goethe (1774). Possibly first performed at the Teatro San Moisè in Venice in the autumn of 1802, but perhaps somewhere […]

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Werther Libretto by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann Based on Goethe’s novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’) of 1774 First performed at the Vienna Opera, 16 February 1892 [First of all, so that there can be no doubt about it, a note about pronunciation.  Goethe’s story was written […]

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