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
Dialogues adapted by Martin Kušej and Albert Ostermaier

Musical directionJérémie Rhorer
Stage directionMartin Kušej
Stage designAnnette Murschetz
CostumesHeide Kastler
LightReinhard Traub
DramaturgyAlbert Ostermaier
Musical assistantNatalie Murray-Beale
Vocal coach pianistsDavid Zobel, Michalis Boliakis *
Language coachFranziska Roth-Dent
Stage assistantHerbert Stöger
Stage design assistantSabine Freude
Costumes assistantHannah Petersen
Light assistantRainer Janson
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)
Walk-on actorsPhilippe Araud, Marouane Chaouch, Karim Cherni, Tony Cortes, Gael Fulconis, Ruben Izraelewicz, Geoffrey Khozian, Nicolas Rochette, Andrea Vieni, Zangana Zrng
ChorusMusicAeterna (Chorus of the Perm Opera)
Choral directionVitaly Polonsky
OrchestraFreiburger Barockorchester
Production / Coproduction
New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
In coproduction with Musikfest Bremen and Teatro Comunale di Bologna

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



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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