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A literally fabulous new production

Spanish nobleman Belmonte sets off to rescue his beloved Konstanze and her servants from the harem of Pasha Selim, to which they have been sold as slaves. Osmin the overseer nevertheless thwarts their attempts while keeping an eye on his master, Selim, who has developed far too great a liking for peculiar European habits. The Turkish “abduction campaign” ultimately gets entangled in a veritable labyrinth of sentiments, of passion and love.

Mozart had already testified that when cultures clash, the winner is music. In Die Entführung aus dem Serail he cleverly combined the Turkish instrumental tradition with a German Singspiel to create his first major hit, a fully-fledged opera in German. An opera suitable for all ages.

Conductor:  Christoph Altstaedt
Stage director: Katariina Lahti
Stager designer: Mark Väisänen
Costume designer: Erika Turunen
Lighting designer: Jussi Kamunen 
Video designer:  Jenni Valorinta
Chorus master: Matti Hyökki


7.7. (premiere)
11.7., 14.7., 19.7., 21.7.2017 at 19

Sung in German.
Finnish and English surtitles.
Duration approximately 3 hours. One interval.

Cast includes:
Sebastian Wirnitzer (Selim),
Mirella Bunoaica 7.7., 14.7., 21.7./Hulkar Sabirova 11.7., 19.7. (Konstanze), 
Lucrezia Drei 7.7., 14.7., 21.7./Claire de Sévigné 11.7., 19.7. (Blonde),
Tuomas Katajala 7.7., 14.7., 21.7./Jussi Myllys 11.7., 19.7. (Belmonte),
Cosmin Ifrim 7.7., 14.7., 21.7./Jonathan Winell 11.7., 19.7. (Pedrillo), 
Jyrki Korhonen 7.7., 14.7., 21.7. / Petri Lindroos 11.7., 19.7. (Osmin).

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra
Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir