The Sorrows of Werther by Goethe inspired the opera Werther by Massenet. A scrim embedded onto the stage intensifies the grief felt during the overture. The scale of the Metropolitan Opera House stage was resolved with the desire for intimacy under production designer Wendall Harrington. The opera was directed by Richard Eyre and the tenor Jonas Kaufman with the mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch made the event spectacular. The sets were by Rob Howell.

Werther: directed by Richard Eyre

Production Design: Wendall Harrington

Tenor: Jonas Kaufman

Mezzo-soprano: Sophie Koch

Post-production: Manuel Barenboim