IPR broadcasts Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio

As part of its 2020 Operas in October series, Iowa Public Radio will broadcast our 2015 production of Mozart's first masterpiece, The Abduction from the Seraglio. Set against the exotic backdrop of the Ottoman Empire, Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman, has been separated from the woman he loves by pirates. This humorous tale brilliantly plays on timeless human foibles. Mozart lavished some of his finest music on the delightful story and libretto. The Abduction from the Seraglio is headlined by the debuts of tenor Benjamin Bliss as Belmonte and soprano Amanda Woodbury as Konstanze with Matthew Boehler as Osmin, Ashley Emerson as Blonde and Jonathan Blalock as Pedrillo with Maestro Dean Williamson conducting the DMMO Festival Orchestra.

Listen on your local IPR Classical radio station or streaming on IowaPublicRadio.org!


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