La Scala

The Abduction from the Seraglio

In Cinemas 11, 12, 13 & 16 Aug 2017
Conductor
Zubin Mehta
Orchestra
Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala
Cast
Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze), Sabine Devieilhe (Blonde), Mauro Peter (Belmont), Maximillian Schmitt (Pedrillo), Tobias Kehrer (Osmin), Cornelius Obonya (Selim)
Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Director
Giorgio Strehler, revived by Mattia Testi
Set Design
Luciano Damiani
Duration
3h incl. interval.
Sung in German, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 19 Jun 2017
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  • Strehler's production emulates with sophistication and rare simplicity. The prevailing atmosphere is one of dreaminess, and Strehler's whimsical interjections are moments of brilliant fun. His essential conception feels groundbreaking to this day.
    James Imam, BACHTRACK

The unforgettable game of silhouettes with which the great director Giorgio Strehler interpreted the charm of Mozart’s Turkish-flavoured singspiel was conceived for the Salzburg Festival, where it was staged in 1965 under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and then regularly revived at La Scala from 1972.

On the 20th Anniversary of Strehler’s death, La Scala will stage his celebrated production anew, recalling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time. The dizzying role of Konstanze will be sung by Lenneke Ruiten, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the role of Belmonte.

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