Die Entführung aus dem Serail
(The Abduction from the Harem)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
March & April 2015
Mozart’s comedy about two young men, Belmonte and Pedrillo, attempting to rescue their lovers Konstanze and Blonde from an Ottoman harem. All kinds of high jinks and mishaps occur as they don disguises, make merry with the servants and sing an ode to Bacchus god of wine, (pretty suitable for a performance at a vineyard) in an attempt to save their beloveds. The music contains some of Mozart’s most spectacular and virtuoso arias, and is richly embroidered with his interpretation of Turkish music. An opulent and highly entertaining treat.
If you’ve not yet been to a Pop-up Opera at Court Garden, you won’t know what a treat it is. Long gone are the days when a fat lady stood motionless and shouted at you in an incomprehensible manner!
Pop-up are a very talented, professional and impossibly young group. The dramatic and very lively production, the intimacy of the barn and the innovative humour of the projected captions all contribute to a memorable evening, and all for a good cause.