National Lyric Theater of Cuba to Premiere the Opera Werther

Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina) The National Lyric Theater of Cuba is working on its version of the opera Werther, with music by French composer Jules Massenet, in the face of the premiere, scheduled for May 12.

According to a statement released today by that entity, the staging is in charge of the artistic director, Helson Hernández, whose adaptation aims at summarizing in an organic way several of the most important scenes of the musical work, which are intertwined with certain minimalist and symbolic emphasis.

The premiere will represent the return of veteran actress Zoila Jiménez, who will play an aging Charlotte, who will be performed by mezzo-soprano Maria Lucía Méndez in her younger representation.

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