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Mozart In Turkey - A Documentary featuring Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail [DVD]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
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Notes & Reviews:

This production, performed in the Harem of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, is one-third documentary and two-thirds filmed opera. This fascinating film revolves around a staging of Mozart's first popular success, 'Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail'. The film breaks up the musical sequences with footage of rehearsals and comments by the opera director Elijah Moshinksy who provides fascinating historical and musical insights. The Turkish setting is breathtaking, and the film provides some illuminating biographical information about Mozart's life during the composition of The Abduction, his most popular opera during his lifetime.

This production performed in the Harem of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is one-third documentary and two-thirds filmed opera. This fascinating film revolves around a staging of Mozart's first popular success Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The film breaks up the musical sequences with footage of rehearsals and comments by the opera director Elijah Moshinksy who provides fascinating historical and musical insights.

"First shown on British TV... this presents an unusual and interesting approach to opera on video, a hybrid documentary-cum-filmed performance. Sir Charles Mackerras's splendid CD recording provides a lively soundtrack to excerpted scenes staged... by Moshinsky and the original cast among the expanses of Istanbul's Topkapi Palace... it's plenty of fun... and a delight to eye and ear." - Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 152 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0, Dolby 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384 :: Excerpt(s)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782