(Die Entführung aus dem Serail) Updated to the Roaring Twenties, this riotous staging marries the brilliance of Mozart's comic gem with the flair of a classic Hollywood comedy.
En route from Istanbul to Paris, two beautiful damsels in distress are held captive aboard the luxurious Orient Express by a notorious Ottoman royal. It's up to their faithful lovers to rescue them before it's too late!
Music:Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Gottlieb Stephanie
World premiere: July 16, 1782, Burgtheater, Vienna
Previous LA Opera performances of The Abduction from the Seraglio: 1995
(LA Opera’s 2016 production is new to Los Angeles.)
The Abduction from the Seraglio is a co-production of Houston Grand Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Colorado, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Minnesota Opera.
‡ Alumnus of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
Performance dates and times:
Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 7:30pm Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 7:30pm Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 2pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7:30pm Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 2pm
Performed in German with English dialogue and English supertitles.