The Abduction from the Seraglio
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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.
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.
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart composed Abduction when he was 25. The opera was a huge success and it put him on the map as a composer of opera. This piece is a Singspiel (German; literally “sing-play”), which is a genre characterized by lighthearted and comic tones and consisting of both spoken dialogue and music.