Melbourne Opera to stage Mozart’s rarely performed The Abduction from Seraglio

Melbourne Opera, following a highly successful debut tour of China, have returned to Melbourne to stage their first opera of 2016; the rarely performed The Abduction from Seraglio. So rarely performed, this is Melbourne’s first professional staging of the work in over twenty years.  

When the glamorous Konstanze and her English PA Blonde have been kidnapped, Belmonte and his offsider Pedrillo determine to outwit the Pasha’s Chief of Security, the bumbling but terrifying Osmin, to rescue their sweethearts Konstanze and Blonde.

Melbourne Opera have assembled an all star cast featuring Herald Sun aria winner Lee Abrahmsen as the imprisoned Konstanze with Hannah Dahlenburg as her smart assistant Blonde, hot on the heels of her principal role in Opera Australia’s 2016 production of The Magic Flute. Whilst the accomplished international tenor Christopher Lincoln Bogg plays the brave rescuer Belmont, with Melbourne Opera regular Paul Biencourt as Pedrillo.

Set in the 1970s world of glamour and mystery, The Abduction from Seraglio will see Suzanne Chaundry take on directorial duties, and bring to completion Melbourne Opera’s sequence of Mozart operas.

The Abduction from Seraglio will be performed Feb 3rd, 5th and  9th at The Athenaeum Theatre.

Tickets are available now from Ticketek


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Simon Clark

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