Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Music by

W. A. Mozart

Koussevitzky Music Shed

Lenox, MA

Friday July 23, 2010 - 8:30 PM


Konstanze  Lisette Oropesa
Belmonte  Eric Cutler
Pedrillo  Anthony Stevenson
Blonde  Ashley Emerson
Osmin  Morris Robinson
Narrator  Will LeBow


Johannes Debus


Though Mozart’s opera, written in the style of the Singspiel, uses spoken dialogue rather than recitative to develop the plot, it also contains some of the composer’s most brilliant and challenging sung numbers, full of coloratura passages and other vocal fireworks. 


BSO takes on challenging Mozart opera ‘Seraglio’

Musically, things were more successful, starting with soprano Lisette Oropesa as Konstanze. Mozart put some of his most taxing vocal writing in “Seraglio,’’ including two arias for Konstanze — the mournful “Traurigkeit ward mir zum Lose’’ and the defiant “Martern aller Arten’’ — one after the other in Act II. Oropesa handled both with blistering power and assurance, as well as a range of vocal colors and emotional shadings. She is one to watch.

—  David Weininger  •  Boston.com