Abduction from the Seraglio

Illustration By Edel Rodriguez

Illustration By Edel Rodriguez 

 Join us for this comedic Mozart masterpiece filled with opera’s most challenging and lyric arias in an intimate theater.

Sung in German with English dialogue, The Abduction from the Seraglio will be presented in an intimate venue, allowing for an unusually close-up grand opera experience. Seating is limited!

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The Abduction of the Seraglio
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

7:30pm, March 7 & 8, 2014,
East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
Presented in German with English titles


For tickets:
Call 616.451.2741 ext. 2 (M-F, 9a – 4p)
Visit the Betty Van Andel Opera Center, 1320 East Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Online via Ticketmaster


The Story
Mozart’s first singspiel opera gracefully mingles tragedy and comedy. A combination of dialogue and arias craft the heartbreaking journey of the heroine Constanza. Abducted into a harem, she awaits rescue from her lover Belmonte. As he schemes to steal her back from the evil Osmin.


The Cast:
Konstanze:      Amanda Hall
Belmonte:        Cody Austin
Blonda:            Jeanette Vecchione
Pedrillo:           Aaron Blake
Osmin:            Kevin Burdette

Conducted by Robert Lyall 
Directed by James Marvel
Featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra    

Calendar of Events

  • 2/27/2014:            STAR Rehearsal Reception
  • 3/02/2014:            FOTO Maestro Talk
  • 3/05/2014:            OPERAtunity: The Abduction from the Seraglio
  • 3/07/2014:            FOTO Opera Preview
  • 3/07/2014:            The Abduction from the Seraglio Performance
  • 3/07/2014:            V.I.P. Opening Night Reception
  • 3/08/2014:            FOTO Opera Preview: The Abduction from the Seraglio
  • 3/08/2014:            The Abduction from the Seraglio Performance
  • 3/08/2014:            FOTO Cast Party: The Abduction from the Seraglio








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