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Programmheft Teatro Comunale di Bologna
 
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Werther, Act I, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo Primo Gnani, Thanks to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Werther, Act I, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo bocelli.de
Act I
Werther, Act I, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo bocelli.de

Werther, Act I, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo Primo Gnani, Thanks to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna


 

Werther, Act II, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo Primo Gnani, Thanks to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Werther, Act II, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo bocelli.de
Act II 
 

Werther, Act II, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo bocelli.de


Werther, Act III, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo bocelli.de
Act III
 
Werther, Act IV, Bologna, Januar 2004, photo Primo Gnani, Thanks to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna

 
Act IV

Priam della prima, Raitre, 27. 1. 2004


Schlussapplaus, Foto mit Dank an Renate Gaul

  curtaincall

Schlussapplaus, Foto mit Dank an Astrid Eywo

 

watch and listen to a few exerpts
 

Il resto del Carlino, January 23, 2004

A Werther to remember (excerpt)

(...)
The protagonist was the super-acclaimed, famous tenor Andrea Bocelli, who succeeded in conferring to the role of the hero an expressive take, measured but rich in many facets. His care of the French is admirable, his sureness and freedom of stage movements, and his choice of the particularly French vocal style is praiseworthy.

The directorial take of Liliana Cavani was of such excellence, with the beautiful scenery of Dante Ferrelli, that the events of "The Sorrows of Young Werther," upon which the libretto was based, almost seemed current. The original setting of Goethe's book, set at the end of the 1800's was set between the two World Wars with a Ballila automobile, bicycles, and a profusion of light linen clothing (costumes by Perucci).
(...)

Instead of the traditional Werther, Cavani sets the final tragic scene in a movie theater, with a few disinterested moviegoers, while Charlotte and Werther, in total indifference, conclude their desperate dream of love.

(...) The opera begins and concludes with a little Christmas chorus of young voices (taught by Silvia Rossi) and alternates with tragic and desperate moments of expressive melodies which Bocelli impressed with a strong launch (O natura, Pourquoi me reveiller), capable of raising the audience's admiration.

Yves Abel, at the head of an attentive and motivated orchestra conferred a passionate and dramatic take to the score, also emphasizing a few Wagnerian tangents.

For everyone, an enthusiastic exit.

Translation: M. Morgan

Bologna Jan 2004, foto copyright www.andreabocelli.org

 
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Italian press:
 
Bocelli: "I, a young Werther in love with life"
 
...a passionate Werther with Andrea Bocelli will debut in Bologna...
 
 
Italian television
 Raitre, Italien

Prima della Prima, Raitre, 27. 1. 2004

 
 Italian radio: 
 

Pressekonferenz in Rom am 12.1.2004 zu Werther
 

photos from the registration of Werther

 
memory lane:  Werther 1999 in Detroit
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