Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Music by

W. A. Mozart

Palais Garnier

Paris, FR

Wednesday January 21, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Saturday January 24, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Monday January 26, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Thursday January 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sunday February 1, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Wednesday February 4, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Saturday February 7, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday February 10, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Thursday February 12, 2015 - 7:30 PM
Sunday February 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Cast

Konstanze  Lisette Oropesa
Blonde  Sofia Fomina
Belmonte  Frédéric Antoun
Pedrillo  Michael Laurenz
Osmin  Maurizio Muraro
Pasha Selim  Erol Sander

Conductor

Marius Stieghorst

Director

Zabou Breitman

Set Designer

Jean-Marc Stehlé

Costumes

Arielle Chanty

Choreography

Sophie Tellier

Lighting

André Diot

Chorusmaster

José Luis Basso

About

The Abduction from the Seraglio

RUNNING TIME : 2H39 with one interval


Die Entführung aus dem Serail was the first grand opera in the German language to be constructed as a Singspiel, that typically Germanic theatrical form in which spoken and sung text alternate. At a period when the influence of the Ottoman Empire on its Austrian neighbour lent a certain Turkish flavour 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.

Media

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: "Martern aller Arten" (Lisette Oropesa)

Abduction from the Seraglio Trailer

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Reviews

Parigi - Opéra Garnier: Il ratto dal serraglio

Ben affiatato anche il duo protagonista, con Lisette Oropesa nel ruolo di Konstanze in luogo della prevista Albina Shagimuratova. Anche lei soprano ancora giovane, al suo debutto a Parigi ma già Konstanze alla Staatsoper di Monaco, la Oropesa è stata premiata dal pubblico grazie a una prova molto convincente. Elegante e misurata in scena come si conviene al personaggio, ha persuaso per la sua capacità di mettere in rilievo anche nel canto gli stati d’animo, ora malinconici, ora rapiti, ora sdegnati che la parte prevede. Da ciò l’ottimo effetto di Welcher Wechsel herrscht in meiner Seele, sospirosa e malinconica, da ragazza più che da donna infelice nella voce della Oropesa, seguita da Marten aller Arten, cantata con accenti incisivi e appassionata recitazione. 

—  Lorenzo De Vecchi  •  Opera Click

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384

Voix légère, Lisette Oropesa n’a rien à craindre de Konstanze, qu’elle nimbe d’une fraîcheur juvénile, plus fragile mais plus raffinée ... les registres s’équilibrent, les vocalises s’égrènent prestement, les lignes se galbent, les aigus peuvent s’émettre pianissimo.

—  Didier van Moere  •  Concerto Net