MOZART, W.A.: Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Die) (DNO, 2008)

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Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Abduction from the Seraglio), K. 384

Date of Production: 26-02-2008
Venue: Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Playing Time: 03:29:57
Catalogue Number: OA1003D
UPC: 809478010036

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Johan Simons' feisty production of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail is an intelligently innovative account of Mozart's 1782 comic tale of abduction, love, loyalty and forgiveness. Kurt Rydl's Osmin is hilarious, with just the right edge of latent thuggery; Mojca Erdmann's smart and cheeky Blonde sports a red riding coat, high latex boots and a belt that she is not afraid to use on the men! Laura Aikin's Konstanze, torn between true love and obligation, reveals a vast range of human emotions and Edgaras Montvidas' Belmonte portrays his coming-of-age with clarity and genuine charisma. The performance is whipped up to a feverish pitch in the pit by Constantinos Carydis, the orchestra and chorus responding with fleet virtuosity. This ground-breaking performance delivers everything one could wish for from a Mozart opera, combining thrilling energy with a profound sense of lyrical beauty and truth.

Bonus features:

- Illustrated synopsis and cast gallery.

- Interviews with the cast.

- Behind the scenes documentary.
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