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U of M Opera presents Jules Massenet's Werther
For release: November 21, 2007
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Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Both performances are in Harris Concert Hall at 3775 Central Avenue.

Tickets are $10 general admission; $7 for non-U of M students and seniors; and free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID. To purchase tickets in advance, call 901/678-5400.

Jules Massenet’s Werther has been wrapping audiences in the rich mantle of music and drama since 1892. Based on Goethe’s best-selling The Sorrows of Young Werther, the opera tells the story of the poet Werther’s love for a woman who is engaged to another man.  As his hope of winning her dies, so too does his will to live.

The production is conducted by Mark Ensley and stage directed by Ted Christopher.


Werther - Randal Rushing

Charlotte - Shannon Unger

Albert - Sean Cooper

Located in one of the nation’s most influential musical cities, The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis is a different kind of music school. Here, students and faculty are committed to the essence of performance that is so unique to the region. This essence, regardless of genre, is the creativity, originality, quality and entrepreneurial spirit that are central to the rich musical heritage of Memphis. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the School offers 20 degrees in more than 24 areas of concentration, taught by 45 world-class faculty members who are recognized from Carnegie Hall to The Grammys.  With more than 300 faculty, student and guest performances each year, we are where the music is.

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