Abduction from the SeraglioNew production

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Olavinlinna CastleSavonlinna, Kymenlaakso, 57150, Finland
July 07, 11, 14, 19, 21 at 19:00
Festival: Savonlinna Opera Festival
Performers
Christoph AlstaedtConductor
Katariina LahtiDirector
Mark VäisänenSet Designer
Erika TurunenCostume Designer
Hulkar SabirovaSopranoKonstanze
Lucrezia DreiSopranoBlondchenJul 07, 14, 21
Claire de SévignéSopranoBlondchenJul 11, 19
Tuomas KatajalaTenorBelmonteJul 07, 14, 21
Jussi MyllysTenorBelmonteJul 11, 19
Cosmin IfrimTenorPedrilloJul 07, 14, 21
Jonathan WinellTenorPedrilloJul 11, 19
Jyrki KorhonenBassOsminJul 07, 14, 21
Petri LindroosBaritoneOsminJul 11, 19
Sebastian WirnitzerSpoken wordBassa Selim
Matti HyökkiChoirmaster / chorus director
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

A literally fabulous new production

Spanish nobleman Belmonte sets off to rescue his beloved Konstanze and her servants from the harem of Pasha Selim, to which they have been sold as slaves. Osmin the overseer nevertheless thwarts their attempts while keeping an eye on his master, Selim, who has developed far too great a liking for peculiar European habits. The Turkish “abduction campaign” ultimately gets entangled in a veritable labyrinth of sentiments, of passion and love.

Mozart had already testified that when cultures clash, the winner is music. In Die Entführung aus dem Serail he cleverly combined the Turkish instrumental tradition with a German Singspiel to create his first major hit, a fully-fledged opera in German. An opera suitable for all ages.

Sung in German with Finnish and English surtitles.

Duration approx 3 hours with 1 interval.

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