Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio DVD

Cat No:
01 - 02 - 2014

Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio DVD

Catherine Naglestad (Konstanze), Kate Ladner (Blonde), Matthias Klink (Belmonte), Heinz Gohrig (Pedrillo), Roland Bracht (Osmin), Chorus and Orchestra of the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Lothar Zagrosek (conductor), Hans Neuenfels (stage director)

Legendary director Hans Neuenfels once again proves his great skill with this interpretation of Mozart's Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio). This extraordinary production conducted by Lothar Zagrosek, with Catherine Naglestad, Kate Ladner and Matthias Klink in the main roles, won the Bavarian Theatre Prize in 1999 and offers a refreshingly new view of one of the most frequently played operas. Special highlight: Neuenfels places an actor at every singer's side who not only takes over his role for the spoken original scripts, but also interacts with his singing double and other characters of the piece. In recent decades, directors have sought to revitalise the somewhat naive plot of the Entfuhrung with fresh interpretations. Hans Neuenfels retains the story's naivety and absurdity in a very stimulating and intelligent way.

Mozart Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction at the Seraglio) K384

Running Time: 2 hr 30 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 1 (DVD9)