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Mozart: Die Entfuhrang aus dem Serail / Bolton, Damrau, Peretyatko, Strehl [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

C major Entertainment presents Christof Loy's staging of Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio" from the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

The outstanding cast features Diana Damrau as a thrilling Konstanze that critics have compared to Edita Gruberova's performance at Liceu.

Christoph Strehl is a tall and aristocratic tenor with a burnished technique that makes Belmonte's difficult music sound easy, and Franz Josef Selig is being celebrated by critics as one of the best Osmins ever.

"Diana Damrau achieved a huge success at the Barcelona Liceu." --Opera News

"Franz-Josef Selig, the best Osmin I have ever seen." --Opera News

BBC Music Magazine
In this Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail everything is germane to the text that Mozart set, and Loy makes work of depth and strong emotion from what can seem like an overlong comedy...every singer acts with the intensity and conviction of a 'straight' actor. Ivor Bolton's conducting is relaxed and affectionate, and really there is no respect in which this performance falls short of being a triumph.

Classical Music
Christof Loy's minimalist staging works well, and an impressive cast creates a great deal of intensity nicely caught by the cameras...Damrau is a superb Konstanze, secure and consistently beautiful.

Gramophone Magazine
This is to be a serious psychological drama and the pace is punishingly slow...Damrau scored a notable success as Konstanze and her accomplished singing of a difficult role (she sings the extended version of 'Marten aller Arten') is the main highlight of the performance. Christoph Strehl's Belmonte is stylish and sensitive...Ivor Bolton gets lively playing at uncontroversial speeds.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 188 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese, Korean


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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
  • Performers: Diana Damrau (Soprano); Norbert Ernst (Tenor); Olga Peretyatko (Soprano); Christoph Quest (Voice); Franz-Josef Selig (Baritone); Christoph Strehl (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Ivor Bolton
  • Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1782