Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio at Citi Performing Arts Center's Shubert Theatre
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The last date listed for The Abduction from the Seraglio was Tuesday May 6, 2008 / 7:30pm (Closing Night).
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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 before the opera for those who wanted to attend. Not knowing that this was...continued
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
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.