Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Singspiel in three acts
Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie after Christoph F. Bretzner
Created on 16 July 1782 at the Vienna Burgtheater

Musical directionJérémie Rhorer
Stage directionMartin Kušej
Stage designAnnette Murschetz
CostumesHeide Kastler
LightReinhard Traub
Selim BassaTobias Moretti
KonstanzeJane Archibald
BlondeRachele Gilmore
BelmonteDaniel Behle
PedrilloDavid Portillo
OsminFranz-Josef Selig (3, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 17 July) / Mischa Schelomianski (21 July)
ChorusMusicAeterna (Chorus of the Perm Opera)
OrchestraFreiburger Barockorchester
Production / Coproduction
New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
In coproduction with Musikfest Bremen

A rescue opera in the turquerie tradition, Die Entführung aus dem Serail tells the story of Belmonte who undertakes to free his fiancée Konstanze. She is being held prisoner in the seraglio of a Pacha who has been courting her diligently. Written for the Viennese society under Joseph II, the enlightened emperor who wished to promote Germanic opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail elaborates on some key Mozart themes: loyalty fighting the demons of jealousy, the advantages held by women over the contradictions of men, salutary forgiveness. Mozart has written a score clad in the highly brocaded guise of pseudo-Turkish music. It brims with irresistible tenderness and is rippled with ceaseless chiaroscuros; yet these never spoil the good mood of a work that is uniquely his.
* Former artist of the Festival d'Aix Académie
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On 3, 6, 8, 11, 13, 17 and 21 July 2015 at 9:30pm


Prices: 250€, 165€, 115€, 55€ and 30€

Youth prices: 15€

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Children discovery offer on every performances except the premiere

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3h10 interval included

Performance in German with French and English surtitles

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