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Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)New production

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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
May 01 19:00, May 02 11:00, May 03 11:00, May 04 11:00, 16:00, May 05 11:00, 16:00, May 06 11:00, 16:00, May 07 11:00, 16:00, May 08 11:00, 16:00, May 09 11:00, 19:00
Hungarian State Opera
Miklós H. VecseiDirector
Vecsei Kinga RétaCostume Designer

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.

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