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.
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