A fusion of Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concert The Four Seasons
and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther
for actor, violin and orchestra.
In Spring Werther arrives at the countryside, where he ecstatically enjoys nature and a new-found freedom. Soon after he meets Lotte and falls in love, delighting in a Summer of romance and passion. But Autumn brings the arrival of Lotte’s fiancee Albert, and the boy’s mood turns sombre. Unable to cope with this unrequited love, Werther - alone in the unforgiving cold of Winter - tragically resolves to take his own life.
Starring renowned violinist Alda Dizdari
(Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, BBC3 Radio, UK wide and international concert tours), who appears as Werther’s love interest ‘Lotte’, and directed by Pamela Schermann
at Park Theatre, award-nominated Mozart & Salieri
at Arcola Theatre and UK/Denmark Tour), this production creates a unique theatrical experience through interactions between music and text: actor and violinist communicate with each other and take turns in telling this passionate love story. In unison they paint a picture of Werther’s troubled mind and his journey through the seasons.Part of Opera in the City Festival - London's new summer opera festival from 20 August - 7 September at Bridewell Theatre.