Anita Rachvelishvili Stars in ‘Werther’ at Greek National Opera

By Afton Wooten
(Photo Credit: M. Stafylidou)

Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili will star in the Greek National Opera’s (GNO) revival production of Massenet’s “Werther.” 

Rachvelishvili will debut her role as Charlotte. Singing the title role of Werther is Italian tenor Francesco Demuro. The cast also includes baritone Nikos Kotenidis as Albert, bass-baritone Yanni Yannissis as the Commendatore, tenor Nicolas Maraziotis as Schmidt, baritone Marinos Tarnanas as Johann, and soprano Chrissa Maliamani as Sophie. Jacques Lacombe conducts.

This revival of “Werther” is a tribute to the late opera and stage director Spyros Evangelatos (1940-2017).

The opera will run March 23, 26, 28, and 31, as well as April 2 and 4 at the Stavros Niarchos Hall.