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Werther – Jules Massenet – Israeli Opera

Jules Massenet took a novel from Goethe to compose a lyrical 4 act opera from a French libretto by Eduard Blau.  It was meant to have its premiere at the Paris Opera Comique in 1887, but due to a fire at the Opera House this did not happen and it did not take place until 1892 in a German language translation in Vienna.  The French language premiere followed that year in Geneva.