"The mistake is to emphasize the 'sorrows' and portray Werther as someone sad and introverted. But in Massenet, he has a luminosity that you do not expect," says Francesco Meli. (Washington National Opera)

"The mistake is to emphasize the 'sorrows' and portray Werther as someone sad and introverted. But in Massenet, he has a luminosity that you do not expect," says Francesco Meli. (Washington National Opera)