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Il Seraglio. A Spanish nobleman sails to the shores of Turkey to search for his beloved - who by this time is imprisoned in a harem and the apple of both the Bassa Selim's and the Chief Keeper's eyes.


Author: Mozart
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Archive listings for Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Company Irish National Opera.
19 May 20 to 23 May 20Gaiety Theatre, Dublin :: V0291821363
listing details L01571877408


Sung in German with English supertitles. Oct 22 is a Glyndebourne Performance for Schools programme.Producer Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Christoph Altstaedt (Not Nov 14). Conductor Geoffrey Paterson (Nov 14). Director David McVicar. Director Ian Rutherford (revival director). Design Vicki Mortimer. Choreographer Andrew George. Choreographer Colm Seery (revival choreographer). Lighting Paule Caonstable. Performer Ana Maria Labin (Konstanze). Performer Benjamin Bliss (Belmonte - Not Oct 22 Nov 7/18/28). Performer Tibor Szappanos (Belmonte Oct 22 Nov 7/18/28). Performer Clive Bayley (Osmin). Performer Rebecca Nelsen (Blonde). Performer James Kryshak (Pedrillo).
1 Dec 15 to 5 Dec 15New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L923279184
25 Nov 15 to 28 Nov 15Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L1860532994
18 Nov 15 to 21 Nov 15Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L719697417
11 Nov 15 to 14 Nov 15Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L1510609875
4 Nov 15 to 7 Nov 15Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L891920549


Sung in German with English supertitles.Producer Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Robin Ticciati. Director David McVicar. Design Vicki Mortimer. Choreographer Andrew George. Lighting Paule Constable. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Company The Glyndebourne Chorus. Performer Sally Matthews (Konstanze). Performer Edgaras Montvidas (Belmonte). Performer Tobias Keher (Osmin). Performer Mari Eriksmoen (Blonde). Performer Brenden Gunnell (Pedrillo). Performer Franck Saqurel (Pasha Selim). Performer Jonas Cradock (Klaas - a sea captain).
11 Oct 15 to 29 Oct 15Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L0514167973
13 Jun 15 to 10 Aug 15Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L01109280795


Producer Clementine Lovell. Producer Fiona Johnston. Company Pop-up Opera. Director Darren Royston. Musical Director Berrakk Dyer. Performer Antonie Salmon (Osmin). Performer Marcin Gesla (Osmin). Performer Eve Daniell (Konstanze). Performer Eleanor Ross (Konstanze). Performer Paul Hopwood (Belmonte). Performer William Smith (Belmonte). Performer Tom Morss (Pedrillo). Performer William Johnston Davies (Pedrillo). Performer Emily Phillips (Blonde). Performer Llio Evans (Blonde). Performer Berrak Dyer (piano). Performer Elizabeth Challenger (piano).
22 Apr 15Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
listing details L0602244932
2 Apr 15Regal Theatre, Minehead :: V578943310
listing details L01717572770
19 Mar 15General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L851676592
17 Mar 15General, Outer London :: V1087
listing details L0207977422
14 Mar 15Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
listing details L1889566564
10 Mar 15General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L404674350


Sung in GermanCompany Garsington Opera. Company Garsington Opera Orchestra. Conductor William Lacey. Director Daniel Slater. Design Francis O'Connor. Lighting Rick Fisher. Company Garsington Opera Orchestra. Performer Norman Reinhardt (Belmonte). Performer Rebecca Nelsen (Konstanze). Performer Mark Wilde (Pedrillo). Performer Susanna Andersson (Blonde). Performer Matthew Rose (Osmin). Performer Aaron Neil.
7 Jun 13 to 6 Jul 13Wormsley Estate (previously operated from Garsington Manor), High Wycombe :: V798
listing details L939934868


Supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust and the WNO Partnership. Sung in German with English surtitles. Running time: approx 3 hoursCompany Welsh National Opera. Company Houston Grand Opera. Company Boston Lyric Opera. Company Opera Colorado. Company Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Company Minnesota Opera. Company Opera Pacific. Conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini. Director James Robinson. Design Allen Moyer. Costume Anna R. Oliver. Lighting Paul Palazzo. Performer Andre Kennedy (Belmonte). Performer Lisette Oropesa (Constanze). Performer Petros Magoulas (Osmin). Performer Claire Ormshaw (Blonde). Performer Wynne Evans (Pedrillo). Performer Robin Tritschler. Performer Simon Thorpe.
20 Apr 10Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L184660478
6 Apr 10Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L548001644
1 Apr 10Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L01264788727
23 Mar 10Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L0904942568
9 Mar 10Venue Cymru (formerly - North Wales Theatre), Llandudno :: V848
listing details L869419067
13 Feb 10 to 20 Feb 10Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0575363573


Running time 2 hours 30 minutesCompany Opera North. Conductor Rory Macdonald (ex Jun 25/27). Director Tim Hopkins. Design Tim Hopkins. Costume Gideon Davey. Lighting Zerlina Hughes. Director Caroline Pope (movement). Adapted by Tim Hopkins. Adapted by Nicholas Ridout. Author Nicholas Ridout. Translation Amanda Holden. Performer Kate Valentine (Constanze). Performer Allan Clayton (Belmonte - ex Jun 27). Performer Joshua Ellicott (Belmonte - Jun 27). Performer Elena Xanthoudakis (Blonde). Performer Nicholas Sharratt (Pedrillo). Performer Clive Bayley (Osmin). Performer Martin Hyder (Pasha Selim - spoken).
16 Jun 09 to 20 Jun 09Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01530437696
20 May 09 to 27 Jun 09Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L0948756571


Sung in English.Company Surrey Opera. Performer Rebecca Cooper (Constanze). Performer Anya Szreter (Constanze). Performer Matthew Smith (Belmonte). Performer Oliver Hunt (Osmin). Performer Jassy Husk (Blonde). Performer Helen Massey (Blonde). Performer Nathan Vale (Pedrillo). Performer William Brand (Pasha Selim).
16 Jun 05 to 18 Jun 05Chequer Mead, East Grinstead :: V1101
listing details L0581961224
10 Jun 05 to 11 Jun 05Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
listing details L2078162207
3 Jun 05 to 4 Jun 05Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L1417563131


Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail directed by [Elijah Moshinsky], with designs by [Sidney Nolan] and [Timothy O'Brien], opened at Covent Garden in 1987. Sung in Italian with German surtitles. Running time 3 hours.Company Royal Opera. Conductor Charles Mackerras. Director Sidney Nolan. Design Sidney Nolan. Design Timothy O'Brien. Lighting Robert Bryan. Performer Christine Schafer (Konstanze). Performer Catherine Naglestaad (Konstanze). Performer Inger Dam Jensen (Blonde). Performer Kurt Streit (Belmonte). Performer Kurt Rydl (Osmin). Performer Peter Bronder (Pedrillo).
30 May 01 to 9 Jun 01Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L536891303


Company Garsington Opera. Director Stephen Unwin. Design Jackie Brooks. Performer Cara O'Sullivan. Performer Mary Hegarty. Performer Mark le Brocq. Performer Iain Paton. Performer Stephen Richardson. Performer Rolf Kanies. Conductor Stephen Barlow.
14 Jun 99 to 10 Jul 99Wormsley Estate (previously operated from Garsington Manor), High Wycombe :: V798
listing details L02085221607


Company London Opera Players.
3 Oct 98The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
listing details L2079949660


Sung in German with English surtitles.Company Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Aidan Lang. Design William Dudley. Performer Mary Hegarty. Performer Ghillian Sullivan. Performer Carlo Allemano. Performer Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts.
9 Dec 97 to 11 Dec 97Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L01078715953
3 Dec 97 to 6 Dec 97Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L923613965
26 Nov 97 to 29 Nov 97Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L1187685980
18 Nov 97 to 21 Nov 97Palace Theatre, Manchester :: V490
listing details L01725736325
11 Nov 97 to 14 Nov 97New Theatre, Oxford :: V802
listing details L055448752
5 Nov 97 to 8 Nov 97Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L961901637
29 Oct 97 to 1 Nov 97New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L01827017304
10 Oct 97 to 25 Oct 97Glyndebourne, Lewes :: V671
listing details L98286387

Other listings

2 Jun 09 to 5 Jun 09The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L1852035851

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