The Abduction from the Seraglio (2015)

The Abduction from the Seraglio
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Christopher Friedrich Bretzner, Gottlieb Stephanie the Younger

Sung in German with English dialogue
Performances: June 26, 28, July 3, 11, 19
Other Productions: 1991

Belmonte: Ben Bliss
Konstanze: Amanda Woodbury
Blonde: Ashley Emerson
Pedrillo: Jonathan Blalock
Osmin: Matt Boehler
Bassa Selim: David Adam Moore

Conductor: Dean Williamson
Stage Director: Chas Rader-Shieber
Scenic/Costume Designer: Jacob A. Climer
Lighting Designer: Barry Steele
Chorus Master: Lisa Hasson
Make-up/Hair Designer: Joanne Weaver for Elsen and Associates
Costume Coordinator: Connie Petersen
Costumes: Provided by Utah Opera
Musical Preparation: Scott Arens, Yasuko Oura
Assistant Stage Director: Nathan Troup
Stage Manager: Paul Sieveking


"Des Moines Metro Opera has quite a crowd-pleasing production of The Abduction from the Seraglio on its hands. That is largely attributable to a splendid cast of Mozarteans that can not only meet all the vocal challenges of this youthfully ambitious score but make us laugh to boot."
- Opera Today

"Die Entführung aus dem Serail opened the weekend on July 3, featuring a cast of some of the most promising young singers around today."
- Opera News

"...the "Abduction" cast and crew deserved the big applause they received at the company's 43rd season opener..."
- Des Moines Register

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