The Abduction from the Seraglio
September 26-October 4
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, adapted and enlarged by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie
While traveling aboard a glamorous Art Deco railcar, two noblemen attempt to rescue their captured lovers from a powerful baron and his fearsome henchman. In a series of hilarious episodes, our heroines and heroes derail their captors and reunite with their true loves. Mozart’s madcap comedy features unforgettable characters, sublime showstoppers, and decadent sets and costumes, standing tall as a testament to the power of love and forgiveness.
Perfect if you like Così fan tutte, Murder on the Orient Express, or Clue.
Sung in German with English translations and English dialogue.
Approximately two hours and 55 minutes with two intermissions.
Individual tickets for the 2020-2021 Season go on sale July 2020. Season ticket packages are available now!
Cast & Creative TeamLearn More
Two noblemen, Belmonte and his valet, Pedrillo, attempt to rescue their abducted lovers, Konstanze and her maid, Blonde, from powerful Pasha Selim. After months of searching, Belmonte discovers that they are being held captive on the Orient Express.
About the OperaLearn More
Abduction from the Seraglio is a Singspiel opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Known as one of the first Singspiels, this opera was Mozart’s opportunity to prove German operas can be a distinguished art form, as this style was often compared to Broadway musical than strict opera seria.
Composer BiographyLearn More
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart is the first composer whose operas have never been out of the repertory. His prodigious talents were apparent very early in his life; by the age of four he could reproduce on the keyboard a melody played to him, at five he could play the violin with perfect intonation and at six he composed his first minuet.