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attended May 06 2008

The production was very well done. Even though it was sung in English, there were video screens on each side of the stage showing the dialogue. There was also a lecture... continued

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Website

http://www.blo.org/season_abduction.html

Description

A nobleman and his servant attempt to rescue their beloved noblewoman and her servant from the pasha’s harem. They drug the guard with wine and fortify their own spirits with song, but the pasha catches them anyway. Miraculously, he sets everyone free, and all sing his praise, except the frustrated guard.

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger

Conducted by Willie Anthony Waters

Co-production with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Colorado, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Minnesota Opera and Opera Pacific

Sung in English with projected English text

Cast:

Konstanze: Mary Dunleavy, soprano

Blonde: Amanda Pabyan, soprano

Belmonte: Norman Reinhardt, tenor

Pedrillo: Tim Oliver, tenor

Osmin: David Cushing, bass

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Lyric Opera

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is New England's most popular opera company. Founded in 1976, BLO is recognized for its artistically excellent productions of a diverse repertoire that entertain and inspire audiences and which feature emerging operatic talent. Its mainstage productions at The Citi Shubert Theatre, live broadcasts on WGBH radio and its traveling production of a fully staged, one-hour English version of a popular opera for schools and families reach some 200,000 people a year.