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Werther. Opera in 4 acts by Massenet to lib. by Edouard Blau, Paul Milliet, and Georges Hartmann based on Goethe's novel The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, 1774). Comp. 1885–7. Prod. (in Ger.) Vienna 1892, Paris 1893, Chicago (NY Met tour), NY Met, and London 1894. Massenet arr. title-role for bar. Battistini in 1902.