- Norbert Ernst (Tenor)
- Diana Damrau (Soprano)
- Christoph Strehl (Tenor)
- Franz-Josef Selig (Baritone)
- Christoph Quest (Voice)
- Olga Peretyatko (Soprano)
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.
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.
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.
Run Time: 188 min.
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 DetailsMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), opera, K. 384
- Performers: Christoph Strehl (Tenor); Franz-Josef Selig (Baritone); Christoph Quest (Voice); Olga Peretyatko (Soprano); Norbert Ernst (Tenor); Diana Damrau (Soprano)
- Conductor: Ivor Bolton
- Ensemble: Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1782