Concert will begin at 00:25 hours GMT
Massenet's 'Werther' with Grigolo, Leonard, Christy, Bizic and Muraro from New York
Massenet's 'Werther' is an opera in four acts to a French libretto by Édouard Blau, Paul Milliet and Georges Hartmann (who used the pseudonym Henri Grémont). It is loosely based on the German epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which was based both on fact and on Goethe's own early life. Performers:
Sophie: Anna Christy.
Charlotte: Isabel Leonard.
Werther: Vittorio Grigolo.
Albert: David Bizic.
Le Bailli: Maurizio Muraro.
Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.