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Die Entführung aus dem Serail

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Mozart’s delightful early comic opera is especially scintillating under the deft direction of Met Music Director James Levine. Christiane Eda-Pierre is Constanze, the Spanish lady being held against her will in the harem of Pasha Selim (Werner Klemperer). Also captured with her is her pert English maid Blonde (Kathleen Battle). Ara Berberian is Osmin, the fearsome, vengeful overseer of the harem. It’s up to Constanze’s beloved Belmonte (John Alexander) and his servant Pedrillo (James Atherton) to outwit Osmin and rescue their true loves.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 12, 1980


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Christoph Friedrich Bretzne

Run Time

2 HRS 11 MIN

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus