Abduction from the seraglio

 


THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
(Die Entführung aus dem Serail)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
FEBRUARY 7 TO 24, 2018

Running Time (Estimated): Three hours, 15 minutes including two intermissions
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Sung in German with English SURTITLES™.



NEW COC PRODUCTION

Cultures collide in Mozart’s singspiel, but real division is difficult to define. The story of European captives of a Muslim pasha in the Ottoman Empire, Abduction is ripe with the possibility of violent confrontation. But celebrated Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad's direction deftly avoids caricature, and the brilliant humanity of Mozart’s characters shines in a new way.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Konstanze   Jane Archibald*
Belmonte Mauro Peter
Blonde    Claire de Sévigné
Pedrillo   Owen McCausland
Osmin   Goran Jurić
Bassa Selim   Peter Lohmeyer
     
Conductor   Johannes Debus
Director   Wajdi Mouawad
Revival Director Valérie Nègre
Set Designer     Emmanuel Clous
Costume Designer  Emmanuel Thomas
Lighting Designer   Eric Champoux
Chorus Master  Sandra Horst

With the COC Orchestra and Chorus
*COC 2017/2018 Artist-in-Residence

A Canadian Opera Company co-production with Opéra de Lyon


A scene from The Abduction from the Seraglio (Opéra de Lyon, 2016), Photo: Bertrand Stofleth

 

  PERFORMANCES

  • 02/07/2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/10/2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/13/2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/16/2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/18/2018 at 2 p.m.
  • 02/22/2018 at 7:30 p.m.
  • 02/24/2018 at 4:30 p.m.

 

 




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