Die Entführung aus dem Serail (K. 384; The Abduction from the Seraglio; also known as Il Seraglio) is an opera Singspiel in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German libretto is by Gottlieb Stephanie, based on Christoph Friedrich Bretzner's Belmont und Constanze, oder Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The plot concerns the attempt of the hero Belmonte, assisted by his servant Pedrillo, to rescue his beloved Konstanze from the seraglio of Pasha Selim. The work premiered on 16 July 1782 at the Vienna Burgtheater, with the composer conducting.
Performances & Interviews
- Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serailhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020cp0g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p020cp0g.jpg2014-10-18T14:32:00.000ZBerta Joncus compares recordings of Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and makes a recommendation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p028y72w
Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem SerailBerta Joncus compares recordings of Mozart's opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and makes a recommendation.