Werther by Jules Massenet.  Directed by Oliver Platt.  Conducted by Iain Farrington.  Lighting by Mark Howland.  English Touring Opera.  Autumn 2015.  Photos: Richard Hubert Smith.  

Iain Farrington has done an outstanding job in retaining the spirit of the original in his skilful chamber rescoring. . .  A rewarding evening.  

THE GUARDIAN

 

An intelligent staging.  Oliver Platt and Oliver Townsend have moved the set to 1950s America, establishing an atmosphere of Norman Rockwell cosiness. . .

THE TELEGRAPH

 

An attractive reduction for piano, violin, cello, and clarinet.  Immaculately played.

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