Werther Fever

“There can be no doubt that there is nothing in the world as indispensable as love” Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther This season ETO is kicking things off with a intimate production of Massenet’s heart-wrenching opera Werther, a piece loosely based on Goethe’s infamous first novel Die Leiden des jungen Werthers (The Sorrows of Young Werther). Goethe […]

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Cyberomance: 7 films (and one poem) about the love affair between man and machines

At the start of Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, the young poet and hero of the opera, Hoffmann, is smitten with a young woman named Olympia – only to have his illusions shattered upon realising that his love interest is in fact an automaton created by his nemesis Coppelius. As far-fetched as this sounds, there […]

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