Kentucky Opera Presents: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO with performances on Friday November 4th and Sunday November 6th.
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THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
Get lost in the exotically virtuostic arias of Mozart’s THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO. This over-the-top tale follows a colorful cast of characters — a dashing nobleman attempting to rescue his true love from a Turkish harem, and a comic-yet-menacing despot named Osmin who tries to murder almost everyone. However, the true appeal of the production is the vocal virtuosity required of its performers.
Gustav Andreassen plays Osmin, whose third-act aria “O, wie will ich triumphieren” twice goes to a low D—one of the lowest notes demanded of any voice in opera. Marie-Eve Munger and Joshua Dennis take on the roles of Spanish lovers Constanze and Belmonte, arguably the most challenging roles in all Mozart’s operas.
Based on a play by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, THE ABDUCTIONwas composed as a singspiel, meaning it has spoken dialogue between the arias. Performers will sing in German (with English supertitles) but speak in English. The opera will be conducted by Joseph Mechavich and directed by David Gately.
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