Marc Niemann will conduct the new production of Jules Massenet's romantic opera "Werther", which had its firts performance in Vienna in 1892. Inspired by Goethe's epistolary novel, a key work of the storm and stress literature, Massenet characterizes his protagonists and their anguish with a music, which ist in terms of emotional intensity almost unsurpassable. The premiere will take place on 18th april 2020 in the theatre of Bremerhaven. The english director Sam Brown will be responsible for the staging and the internationally renowned tenor Mirko Roschkowski will sing the title role.
The jazz pianist, famous conductor and well-known composer André Previn, who was born 1929 in Berlin and died 2019 in New York City, created an opera based on Tennessee Williams' drama "a streetcar named desire". With a wide musical variety the opera shows in a sensitive way personality and character of its protagonists thus describing a moral an social portrait of the late Forties' US society. Marc Niemann is the musical director of this production which has its premiere in Bremerhaven on 20th May 2020.