The Abduction from the Seraglio

An Enlightened Opera

Ottoman Empire, 17th century.  A Spanish nobleman arrives at a pasha's palace to rescue his fiancee, who was captured during a shipwreck. Together they discover that different cultures need not always clash, and romantic longing comes in many forms. 

Mozart's first major success, written when he was 26 years old, The Abduction from the Seraglio is full of virtuoso music, with spectacular arias for every character.

Don't miss this masterpiece that weaves comedy and youthful optimism into a perfect blend of humor and humanity.


Amanda Woodbury

Ashly Neumann*

David Walton*

Eric Neuville

Matt Boehler
Pasha Selim
Brian Belz*


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* Madison Opera debut



Conductor: John DeMain
Director:  Alison Mortiz*

Sung in German with English dialogue and projected English text

Production Dates:
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 8pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 2:30pm
Overture Hall

Performances last approx. 2 hours 35 minutes; including 1 intermission

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