Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Werther. An idealistic man falls hard for the baliff’s eldest daughter. Werther loves Charlotte…completely, passionately, obsessively. All he wants is to make her happy. So, when Charlotte asks Werther to go away, he does. Since Charlotte promised her dying mother that she would wed Albert, she can’t be distracted by Werther’s declarations of love. Charlotte dutifully marries Albert and starts to pine for Werther. His letters ignite fervor within her. When Werther comes home for the holidays, they confront their intense feelings for each other. Werther is made for loving.
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