OPERA: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

2014 | 180 minutes | | , ,
Conductor Philippe Jordan, Director Zabou Breitman

Sunday March 12, 2017


$20 General Admission, $17 Member,
$12 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Conductor Philippe Jordan, Director Zabou Breitman

Jürgen Maurer, Erin Morley, Anna Prohaska, Bernard Richter, Paul Schweinester, Lars Woldt

Sung in German.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail was the first grand opera in the German language to be constructed as a Singspiel, the German theatrical form in which spoken and sung text alternate. At a period when the influence of the Ottoman Empire on its Austrian neighbor lent a certain Turkish flavor to Viennese life, Mozart drew upon the orchestration of Janissary band music to embellish his score, the humanist values of which – the virtues of tolerance and fidelity in love, the celebration of human goodness – prefigure those developed in The Magic Flute and La Clemenza di Tito, his final operatic masterpieces.

A metaphor for the combat between Liberty and all forms of absolutism, Belmonte’s quest to deliver Konstanze from Selim’s yoke resounded throughout Europe, inspired at that time by the spirit of the Enlightenment. “All our efforts to express the essence of things came to nothing in the aftermath of Mozart’s appearance. Die Entführung towered above us all”, wrote Goethe, overwhelmed by the composer’s nobleness of spirit and radiant optimism.L’Enlèvement au sérail musique de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) livret de Johann Gottlieb Stephanie d’après la pièce de Christoph Friedrich Bretzner Philippe Jordan (oct-nov)Direction musicale Zabou BreitmanMise en scène Jean-Marc StehléDécors Arielle ChantyCostumes Sophie TellierChorégraphie André DiotLumières José Luis BassoChef des Choeurs Jürgen Maurer Selim Erin Morley Konstanze Anna Prohaska Blonde Bernard Richter Belmonte Paul Schweinester Pedrillo Lars Woldt Osmin Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra national de Paris Palis Garnier - Opéra national de Paris L’Enlèvement au sérail musique de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) livret de Johann Gottlieb Stephanie d’après la pièce de Christoph Friedrich Bretzner Philippe Jordan (oct-nov)Direction musicale Zabou BreitmanMise en scène Jean-Marc StehléDécors Arielle ChantyCostumes Sophie TellierChorégraphie André DiotLumières José Luis BassoChef des Choeurs Jürgen Maurer Selim Erin Morley Konstanze Anna Prohaska Blonde Bernard Richter Belmonte Paul Schweinester Pedrillo Lars Woldt Osmin Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra national de Paris Palis Garnier - Opéra national de Paris

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L’Enlèvement au sérail musique de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) livret de Johann Gottlieb Stephanie d’après la pièce de Christoph Friedrich Bretzner Philippe Jordan (oct-nov)Direction musicale Zabou BreitmanMise en scène Jean-Marc StehléDécors Arielle ChantyCostumes Sophie TellierChorégraphie André DiotLumières José Luis BassoChef des Choeurs Jürgen Maurer Selim Erin Morley Konstanze Anna Prohaska Blonde Bernard Richter Belmonte Paul Schweinester Pedrillo Lars Woldt Osmin Orchestre et Choeur de l’Opéra national de Paris Palis Garnier - Opéra national de Paris

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