The Abduction from the Seraglio: Deutsche Oper Berlin

Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Deutsche Oper Berlin, © Photo: Thomas Aurin

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'The Abduction from the Seraglio' deals with the fundamental questions of interpersonal relations. It is one of Mozart's greatest works and will be directed for the Deutsche Oper Berlin by one of the most exciting theatre directors - Rodrigo Garcia - who makes his debut in the genre of musical theatre.

„The Abduction from the Seraglio' soon came to be seen as the primordial German opera, a qualitatively comparable German alternative to the affective language of Italian opera. This is especially true of the emotional depth of the characters. Setting the story in an alien, exotic country, which severs Belmonte and Konstanze from all external social influences, Mozart is able to express musically the fundamental question of interpersonal relations: am I so in love that I want to spend the rest of my life with this other person? And do I know myself well enough to commit to the relationship with a clean conscience?

sung in German with English and German surtitles

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