Opera

Die Entführung aus dem Serail / The Abduction from the Seraglio

Ballad opera in three acts Libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie d. J. Performed in German with German and English supertitles

Imprisoned in the seraglio of Bassa Selim, Pedrillo, his fiancée Blonde and Konstanze hope to be freed. Konstanze is betrothed to Belmonte, who naturally tries to help her escape – unfortunately without success. In the end the magnanimous Pasha grants them their freedom. Mozart’s »Abduction« is full of popular numbers such as the Janissaries’ Chorus, Pedrillo’s »Now for battle« or Konstanze’s »Tortures unrelenting«, which until today remain some of opera’s most famous arias.

Summary

Imprisoned in the seraglio of Bassa Selim, Pedrillo, his fiancée Blonde and Konstanze hope to be freed. Konstanze is betrothed to Belmonte, who naturally tries to help her escape – unfortunately without success. In the end the magnanimous Pasha grants them their freedom. Mozart’s »Abduction« is full of popular numbers such as the Janissaries’ Chorus, Pedrillo’s »Now for battle« or Konstanze’s »Tortures unrelenting«, which until today remain some of opera’s most famous arias.

Complete Cast

  • Conductor
    Christopher Moulds
    Stefan Klingele
  • Director and Set Design
  • Costume Design
    Jula Reindell
  • Lighting Design
  • Choir
  • Dramaturgy
    Stefan Ulrich

  • Bassa Selim
    Erol Sander
    Jaron Löwenberg
  • Konstanze
    Simona Šaturová
    Hulkar Sabirova
    Elena Gorshunova
  • Blonde
    Tuuli Takala
    Sibylla Duffe
  • Belmonte
    Joel Prieto
    Martin Mitterrutzner
    Norman Reinhardt
  • Pedrillo
    Manuel Günther
    Aaron Pegram
  • Osmin
    Dmitry Ivashchenko
    Lars Woldt
    Michael Eder
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden

Production sponsor: Rudolf Wöhrl AG

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Selected Performance Premiere

  • Saturday 15 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

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Staatskapelle Dresden

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  • Tuesday 18 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

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  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

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  • Monday 24 Apr 2017
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Staatskapelle Dresden

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  • Sunday 30 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 2 pm

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  • Sunday 30 Apr 2017
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  • Friday 5 May 2017
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  • Monday 15 May 2017
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  • Friday 19 May 2017
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  • Friday 9 Jun 2017
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  • Sunday 11 Jun 2017
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  • Sunday 11 Jun 2017
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  • Friday 20 Oct 2017
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  • Sunday 22 Oct 2017
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  • Thursday 26 Oct 2017
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  • Tuesday 31 Oct 2017
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  • Thursday 2 Nov 2017
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  • Monday 13 Nov 2017
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Free introductory talk

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Staatskapelle Dresden

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