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Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

A gripping plot – in this case the story of young lovers fighting to escape the seraglio – is in and of itself one of the keys to a successful dramatic work. However, the varied music written by a twenty-something Mozart, with its freshness and a few oriental touches, makes the singspiel The Abduction from the Seraglio completely irresistible.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Singspiel in three acts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles

A gripping plot – in this case the story of young lovers fighting to escape the seraglio – is in and of itself one of the keys to a successful dramatic work. However, the varied music written by a twenty-something Mozart, with its freshness and a few oriental touches, makes the singspiel The Abduction from the Seraglio completely irresistible.
"My target audience is young people of high school and university age," says Miklós H. Vecsei, himself of Mozartian youthfulness, of his first opera-directing effort. "My mantra is "impact", which I would like to achieve with special 4D technology." Part of the OperaAdventure programme, the production is sure to be fresh and sometimes a bit irreverent toward operatic traditions also thanks to a new Hungarian translation by Dániel Varró.

General castConductor........................Péter Halász / Máté Hámori / Rajna Martin
Selim Pasha................... András Kőrösi
Konstanze...................... Kinga Kriszta / Alinka Kozári / Klára Kolonits
Blonde............................ Bernáth Éva / Eszter Zemlényi / Rita Rácz / Zita Szemere
Belmonte........................ Péter Balczó / Zoltán Megyesi / Gyula Rab
Pedrillo........................... István Horváth / János Szerekován / Gergely Biri
Osmin............................. Géza Gábor / Köpeczi Sándor / Krisztián Cser
A mute, Osmin............... N.N.
Klaas, sailor.................... N.N.

Credits
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hungarian text: Varró Dániel
Director: Miklós H. Vecsei
Costume designer: Vecsei Kinga Réta
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki

Premier: 01/05/2020

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